Date of Construction: pre-1897

Architectural Classification: Two Part Commercial Block

Survey Area: Downtown Libertyville


  • 521-523 N. Milwaukee Avenue Libertyville IL 60048
    42.288246, -87.95474
  • Building Details

    Building name:

    Ground Floor Use: Commercial

    Upper Floor Use: Unknown

    Current Occupant: Allure Designs in Beauty

    Zoning: C-1

    Number of Stories: 2

    Property Index Number: 1116300087

  • 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: Commerce/Trade

    Historic Use: Commerce/Trade

    Secondary Structure: Commerce/Trade

    NR Second: Commerce/Trade

  • Architectural Description

    Architectural Classification: Two Part Commercial Block

    Details: Two Part Commercial Block

    Other Year: 1970s; 1993; 1994

    Date source: Sanborn map; Illinois Digital Archives; permits

    Wall Material (Current): Brick

    Wall Material 2 (Current): Brick

    Plan: Rectangular

    No of Stories: 2

    Roof Type: Flat

    Roof Material: Not Visible

    Foundation: Not visible

    Porch: Not visible

    Window Material: Wood

    Window Material 2: Aluminum/vinyl

    Window Type: Double hung & storefront

    Window Configuration: 1/1; 1-light

    Significance: 1/1; 1-light

    Historic Features: Brick front facade; 2nd story window openings; storefront configuration may be historic

    Alterations: 2nd-story slipcover added to facade some time between 1956 and the mid-1970s (see photographs)--slipcover removed in 1993, new cornice (does not match original cornice) and storefront materials; 2-story rear addition (1994); replacement windows in original openings on 2nd story; north side addition (523 N. Milwaukee Avenue entrance, 1951)

  • Historic Information

    Old Address (city dir.year: 2nd-story slipcover added to facade some time between 1956 and the mid-1970s (see photographs)--slipcover removed in 1993, new cornice (does not match original cornice) and storefront materials; 2-story rear addition (1994); replacement windows in original openings on 2nd story; north side addition (523 N. Milwaukee Avenue entrance, 1951)

    Building Moved?: 2nd-story slipcover added to facade some time between 1956 and the mid-1970s (see photographs)--slipcover removed in 1993, new cornice (does not match original cornice) and storefront materials; 2-story rear addition (1994); replacement windows in original openings on 2nd story; north side addition (523 N. Milwaukee Avenue entrance, 1951)

    Moved From: 2nd-story slipcover added to facade some time between 1956 and the mid-1970s (see photographs)--slipcover removed in 1993, new cornice (does not match original cornice) and storefront materials; 2-story rear addition (1994); replacement windows in original openings on 2nd story; north side addition (523 N. Milwaukee Avenue entrance, 1951)

    Original Owner: 2nd-story slipcover added to facade some time between 1956 and the mid-1970s (see photographs)--slipcover removed in 1993, new cornice (does not match original cornice) and storefront materials; 2-story rear addition (1994); replacement windows in original openings on 2nd story; north side addition (523 N. Milwaukee Avenue entrance, 1951)

    Original Architect: 2nd-story slipcover added to facade some time between 1956 and the mid-1970s (see photographs)--slipcover removed in 1993, new cornice (does not match original cornice) and storefront materials; 2-story rear addition (1994); replacement windows in original openings on 2nd story; north side addition (523 N. Milwaukee Avenue entrance, 1951)

    Architect Source: 2nd-story slipcover added to facade some time between 1956 and the mid-1970s (see photographs)--slipcover removed in 1993, new cornice (does not match original cornice) and storefront materials; 2-story rear addition (1994); replacement windows in original openings on 2nd story; north side addition (523 N. Milwaukee Avenue entrance, 1951)

    Builder: 2nd-story slipcover added to facade some time between 1956 and the mid-1970s (see photographs)--slipcover removed in 1993, new cornice (does not match original cornice) and storefront materials; 2-story rear addition (1994); replacement windows in original openings on 2nd story; north side addition (523 N. Milwaukee Avenue entrance, 1951)

    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: 94-591 (6/30/1999)--2-story rear addition; 93-210 (5/13/1993)--exterior renovation (east facade--cornice, new storefront); 184 (10/3/1951)--add 25 feet to present building

    Other Permit Information: 94-591 (6/30/1999)--2-story rear addition; 93-210 (5/13/1993)--exterior renovation (east facade--cornice, new storefront); 184 (10/3/1951)--add 25 feet to present building

    COA Info: 94-591 (6/30/1999)--2-story rear addition; 93-210 (5/13/1993)--exterior renovation (east facade--cornice, new storefront); 184 (10/3/1951)--add 25 feet to present building

    Historic Info: Partial photograph of building from 1956 and 1970s Assessor photo at Illinois Digital Archives (in collection of Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society and Cook Memorial Public Library) http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/cookmemo11/id/1241/rec/2 http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/cookmemo11/id/6652/rec/1

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

    Historic Info Compiler: LR

    Volunteer: LR

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