Date of Construction: 1875 (c)

Architectural Classification: Italianate

Survey Area: Downtown Libertyville


  • 126 Lake Street Liberytville IL 60048
    42.289689, -87.955843
  • Building Details

    Building name:

    Ground Floor Use: Residential Apartments

    Upper Floor Use: Residential Apartments

    Current Occupant: Residential Apartments

    Zoning: C-1

    Number of Stories: 2

    Property Index Number: 1116300024

  • Local

    Within Local District?: No

    Local Dist Contrib/Non-Contrib?: C

    Local Landmark?: No

    Year: No

    Local Landmark Eligible?: No

    Criteria: No

  • National Register

    NR District Contrib/Non-Contrib: C

    Within District?: No

    NR Landmark?: No

    Year: No

    NR Eligible?: No

    Criteria: No

    Alternate Address?: No

  • General Information

    Category: Building

    Condition: Good

    Integrity: Moderate alterations

    Current Use: Domestic - multiple dwelling

    Historic Use: Domestic - single dwelling

    Secondary Structure: Detached garage

    NR Second: C

  • Architectural Description

    Architectural Classification: Italianate

    Details: Italianate

    Other Year: Italianate

    Date source: Surveyor

    Wall Material (Current): Asphalt/Asbestos siding

    Wall Material 2 (Current): Asphalt/Asbestos siding

    Plan: Rectangular

    No of Stories: 2

    Roof Type: Hipped

    Roof Material: Asphalt - shingle

    Foundation: Parged

    Porch: Front entry

    Window Material: Wood

    Window Material 2: Wood

    Window Type: Double hung & other

    Window Configuration: 3/1; 4/1; 1/1; 5-light

    Significance: 3/1; 4/1; 1/1; 5-light

    Historic Features: Shallow hipped roof; wood cornice with paneled frieze and scrolled brackets; classical lintels above window openings; southeast corner porch structure (enclosed); square oriel bay window on front facade; east side oriel window

    Alterations: Replacement windows in original openings (replacement windows in front bay are historic, dating from the 1920s or 30s); corner entry porch enclosed (historic alteration--c. 1920s-30s); 2-story rear/northwest addition; exterior staircase (1952)

  • Historic Information

    Old Address (city dir.year: Replacement windows in original openings (replacement windows in front bay are historic, dating from the 1920s or 30s); corner entry porch enclosed (historic alteration--c. 1920s-30s); 2-story rear/northwest addition; exterior staircase (1952)

    Building Moved?: Replacement windows in original openings (replacement windows in front bay are historic, dating from the 1920s or 30s); corner entry porch enclosed (historic alteration--c. 1920s-30s); 2-story rear/northwest addition; exterior staircase (1952)

    Moved From: Replacement windows in original openings (replacement windows in front bay are historic, dating from the 1920s or 30s); corner entry porch enclosed (historic alteration--c. 1920s-30s); 2-story rear/northwest addition; exterior staircase (1952)

    Original Owner: Replacement windows in original openings (replacement windows in front bay are historic, dating from the 1920s or 30s); corner entry porch enclosed (historic alteration--c. 1920s-30s); 2-story rear/northwest addition; exterior staircase (1952)

    Original Architect: Replacement windows in original openings (replacement windows in front bay are historic, dating from the 1920s or 30s); corner entry porch enclosed (historic alteration--c. 1920s-30s); 2-story rear/northwest addition; exterior staircase (1952)

    Architect Source: Replacement windows in original openings (replacement windows in front bay are historic, dating from the 1920s or 30s); corner entry porch enclosed (historic alteration--c. 1920s-30s); 2-story rear/northwest addition; exterior staircase (1952)

    Builder: Replacement windows in original openings (replacement windows in front bay are historic, dating from the 1920s or 30s); corner entry porch enclosed (historic alteration--c. 1920s-30s); 2-story rear/northwest addition; exterior staircase (1952)

    Surveyor: LR

    Surveyor Organization: Ramsey Historic Consultant

    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: No permit # (2/6/1952)--outside stair

    Other Permit Information: #476 (10.8.1952)--3-car garage

    COA Info: #476 (10.8.1952)--3-car garage

    Historic Info: From Illinois Digital Archives (info provided by Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society and Cook Memorial Public Library)--"Oren Luce and his wife Kate lived in this residence on 126 West Lake Street in Libertyville. They moved here from a farm in Vernon Township sometime in the early 1900s. When Oren lived in Libertyville he was a harness maker and owned his own shop. His son Gilbert was the proprietor of a Libertyville furniture store and lived down the street."

    Other Sources: Sanborn Maps--1924, 1933, 1948; Historic photographs of house 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/2032/rec/8; http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/cookmemo11/id/4/rec/5

    Historic Info Compiler: LR

    Volunteer: LR

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