Date of Construction: 1920

Architectural Classification: Gable Front Cottage

Survey Area: Downtown Libertyville


  • 305 W. Park Avenue Liberytville IL 60048
    42.282894, -87.957251
  • Building Details

    Building name:

    Ground Floor Use: Residential Apartments

    Upper Floor Use: Residential Apartments

    Current Occupant: Residential Apartments

    Zoning: R-7

    Number of Stories: 2

    Property Index Number: 1121108016

  • Local

    Within Local District?: No

    Local Dist Contrib/Non-Contrib?: NC

    Local Landmark?: No

    Year: No

    Local Landmark Eligible?: No

    Criteria: No

  • National Register

    NR District Contrib/Non-Contrib: NC

    Within District?: No

    NR Landmark?: No

    Year: No

    NR Eligible?: No

    Criteria: No

    Alternate Address?: No

  • General Information

    Category: Building

    Condition: Good

    Integrity: Major alterations and additions

    Current Use: Domestic - multiple dwelling

    Historic Use: Domestic - single dwelling

    Secondary Structure: Detached garage

    NR Second: NC

  • Architectural Description

    Architectural Classification: Gable Front Cottage

    Details: Gable Front Cottage

    Other Year: Gable Front Cottage

    Date source: Assessor

    Wall Material (Current): Aluminum/vinyl

    Wall Material 2 (Current): Aluminum/vinyl

    Plan: Rectangular

    No of Stories: 1.5

    Roof Type: Front Gable

    Roof Material: Asphalt - shingle

    Foundation: Not visible

    Porch: Front

    Window Material: Aluminum/vinyl

    Window Material 2: Aluminum/vinyl

    Window Type: Double Hung

    Window Configuration: 1/1

    Significance: 1/1

    Historic Features: Front gable roof; hipped roof front porch with entry bay at east end

    Alterations: Replacement siding (1970); replacement windows in original openings; wrought iron railings on porch; large shed-roof side dormer additions (1970); rear deck addition

  • Historic Information

    Old Address (city dir.year: Replacement siding (1970); replacement windows in original openings; wrought iron railings on porch; large shed-roof side dormer additions (1970); rear deck addition

    Building Moved?: Replacement siding (1970); replacement windows in original openings; wrought iron railings on porch; large shed-roof side dormer additions (1970); rear deck addition

    Moved From: Replacement siding (1970); replacement windows in original openings; wrought iron railings on porch; large shed-roof side dormer additions (1970); rear deck addition

    Original Owner: Meyer, Herman

    Original Architect: Meyer, Herman

    Architect Source: Meyer, Herman

    Builder: Meyer, Herman

    Surveyor: LR

    Surveyor Organization: Ramsey Historic Consultants

    Survey Date: May-June 2016

    Survey Area: Downtown Libertyville

  • Permit/Historic Information

    Old Address: Downtown Libertyville

    Date of Construction: Downtown Libertyville

  • Permit Moving Information

    Moving Permit #: Downtown Libertyville

    Date Moved: Downtown Libertyville

  • Original Permit Information

    Building Permit #: Downtown Libertyville

    Date: Downtown Libertyville

    Building Permit Description: Downtown Libertyville

    Cost: Downtown Libertyville

    Original Owner Occupied?: Downtown Libertyville

    Exterior Alteration Permits: 6047 (6/18/1970)--dormer additions, siding; JRR-15-0058 (2012)--interior and exterior remodel--gut; 7733 (3/7/1975)--additional bed rooms and bath

    Other Permit Information: 6047 (6/18/1970)--dormer additions, siding; JRR-15-0058 (2012)--interior and exterior remodel--gut; 7733 (3/7/1975)--additional bed rooms and bath

    COA Info: 6047 (6/18/1970)--dormer additions, siding; JRR-15-0058 (2012)--interior and exterior remodel--gut; 7733 (3/7/1975)--additional bed rooms and bath

    Historic Info: From Illinois Digital Archives (information provided by Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society and Cook Memorial Public Library): " Note on back: "Residence of Herman Meyer, [305] Park Ave. Built by Henry Engleberry, Cont'r. Libertyville." Photograph by Beswick Photo Studio, Libertyville, Ill. The Beswick Photo Studio is listed in the Libertyville section of the Waukegan city directory between 1903 and 1913. According to the Lake County Assessor's office the house was built in 1920." Historic photograph of building on Illinois Digital Archives (in collection of Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society and Cook Memorial Public Library): http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/cookmemo11/id/6507/rec/2

    Other Sources: From Illinois Digital Archives (information provided by Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society and Cook Memorial Public Library): " Note on back: "Residence of Herman Meyer, [305] Park Ave. Built by Henry Engleberry, Cont'r. Libertyville." Photograph by Beswick Photo Studio, Libertyville, Ill. The Beswick Photo Studio is listed in the Libertyville section of the Waukegan city directory between 1903 and 1913. According to the Lake County Assessor's office the house was built in 1920." Historic photograph of building on Illinois Digital Archives (in collection of Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society and Cook Memorial Public Library): http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/cookmemo11/id/6507/rec/2

    Historic Info Compiler: LR

    Volunteer: LR

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