Date of Construction: 1931

Architectural Classification: One Part Commercial Block

Survey Area: Downtown Libertyville


  • 515 N. Milwaukee Avenue Libertyville IL 60048
    42.288079, -87.954745
  • Building Details

    Building name:

    Ground Floor Use: Commercial

    Upper Floor Use: Unknown

    Current Occupant: The Firkin

    Zoning: C-1

    Number of Stories: 1

    Property Index Number: 1116305022

  • 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: Minor alterations and additions

    Current Use: Commerce/Trade

    Historic Use: Commerce/Trade

    Secondary Structure: Commerce/Trade

    NR Second: Commerce/Trade

  • Architectural Description

    Architectural Classification: One Part Commercial Block

    Details: Commercial Style

    Other Year: Commercial Style

    Date source: Independent Register 8.20.1931

    Wall Material (Current): Brick

    Wall Material 2 (Current): Stucco

    Plan: Rectangular

    No of Stories: 1

    Roof Type: Flat

    Roof Material: Not Visible

    Foundation: Not visible

    Porch: Not visible

    Window Material: Wood

    Window Material 2: Wood

    Window Type: Storefront

    Window Configuration: 1-light

    Significance: 1-light

    Historic Features: red brick front facade with simple stone detailing above storefront level; crenelated stone-capped parapet

    Alterations: Signage and lighting above storefront (1997); storefront materials are non-historic, but configuration is historically appropriate; 1-story rear addition with secondary entrance (1997)

  • Historic Information

    Old Address (city dir.year: Signage and lighting above storefront (1997); storefront materials are non-historic, but configuration is historically appropriate; 1-story rear addition with secondary entrance (1997)

    Building Moved?: Signage and lighting above storefront (1997); storefront materials are non-historic, but configuration is historically appropriate; 1-story rear addition with secondary entrance (1997)

    Moved From: Signage and lighting above storefront (1997); storefront materials are non-historic, but configuration is historically appropriate; 1-story rear addition with secondary entrance (1997)

    Original Owner: Comsumer's Sanitary and Coffee Stores Company

    Original Architect: Comsumer's Sanitary and Coffee Stores Company

    Architect Source: Comsumer's Sanitary and Coffee Stores Company

    Builder: Ulrich, Leslie

    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: 97-525 (7/24/1997)--alterations and addition ($140,000)

    Other Permit Information: 97-525 (7/24/1997)--alterations and addition ($140,000)

    COA Info: 97-525 (7/24/1997)--alterations and addition ($140,000)

    Historic Info: Article in the August 20, 1931 Independent Register states that the building was constructed for the Comsumer's Sanitary and Coffee Stores Company (grocery store chain). The building is described as "26 feet wide and 125 feet long. It will be a one-story brick structure with stone trim." Completion of the building was set for October 1. Historic photo and information on 1950s tenants at Illinois Digital Archives (provided by Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society and Cook Memorial Public Library): "Keswick's was located at 515 N. Milwaukee Avenue. The store sold Gibson greeting cards, costume jewelry, dinnerware, flatware, and "gifts for all occasions." Petranke's Drug Store was located just to the north of Keswick's at 519 N. Milwaukee Avenue."

    Other Sources: Sanborn Maps--1897 (Sheet 1); 1907 (Sheet 2); 1912 (Sheet 2); 1924 (Sheet 2); 1933 (Sheeet 2); 1948 (Sheet 2)

    Historic Info Compiler: LR

    Volunteer: LR

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