Date of Construction: 1935

Architectural Classification: Colonial Revival

Survey Area: Downtown Libertyville


  • 135 W. Church Street Libertyville IL 60048
    42.286574, -87.955899
  • Building Details

    Building name: Libertyville Post Office

    Ground Floor Use: Civic

    Upper Floor Use: N/A

    Current Occupant: Libertyville Civic Center

    Zoning: I-B

    Number of Stories: 1

    Property Index Number: 1116300095

  • Local

    Within Local District?: No

    Local Dist Contrib/Non-Contrib?: C

    Local Landmark?: No

    Year: No

    Local Landmark Eligible?: Potentially Eligible

    Criteria: A, H

  • 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: Social - civic

    Historic Use: Government - post office

    Secondary Structure: Government - post office

    NR Second: Government - post office

  • Architectural Description

    Architectural Classification: Colonial Revival

    Details: Colonial Revival

    Other Year: 1993

    Date source: Illinois Digital Archives/ permit

    Wall Material (Current): Brick

    Wall Material 2 (Current): Brick

    Plan: Rectangular

    No of Stories: 1

    Roof Type: Hipped

    Roof Material: slate

    Foundation: Not visible

    Porch: Not visible

    Window Material: Metal

    Window Material 2: Aluminum/vinyl

    Window Type: Double hung & pivot

    Window Configuration: 12/12; multi-light

    Significance: Although the building has undergone alterations as the result of its conversion to the Libertyville Civic Center in 1993, this Colonial Revival building may be eligible for local landmark designation for its associations with the history and development of the postal service in Libertyville.

    Historic Features: Low-pitched hipped roof and rectangular massing; symmetrical front facade with center entry; classical entry surround with broken pediment; center keystone window lintels; decorative stone panels above window openings

    Alterations: 1-story rear addition; 1-story west loading dock addition; replacement windows in original openings; replacement front door; some windows on side elevations bricked in

  • Historic Information

    Old Address (city dir.year: 1-story rear addition; 1-story west loading dock addition; replacement windows in original openings; replacement front door; some windows on side elevations bricked in

    Building Moved?: 1-story rear addition; 1-story west loading dock addition; replacement windows in original openings; replacement front door; some windows on side elevations bricked in

    Moved From: 1-story rear addition; 1-story west loading dock addition; replacement windows in original openings; replacement front door; some windows on side elevations bricked in

    Original Owner: United States Post Office

    Original Architect: United States Post Office

    Architect Source: United States Post Office

    Builder: United States Post Office

    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: 94-354 (6.8.1994)--install vestibule on south side of civic center; 93-286 (6/7/1993)--remodel existing post office into a civic center; 6200

    Other Permit Information: 94-354 (6.8.1994)--install vestibule on south side of civic center; 93-286 (6/7/1993)--remodel existing post office into a civic center; 6200

    COA Info: 94-354 (6.8.1994)--install vestibule on south side of civic center; 93-286 (6/7/1993)--remodel existing post office into a civic center; 6200

    Historic Info: From Illinois Digital Archives (information provided by Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society and Cook Memorial Public Library)--"This post office building dates to 1935. It is located at the southeast corner of West Church Street and Brainerd Avenue. The first post office in Libertyville was in Horace Butler's log cabin in the area of what is now Cook Park. Later postmasters used their homes as the village post office. In the earth twentieth century the post office was in a storefront on the east side of Milwaukee Avenue. The post office operated in the building pictured here from 1935 to 1991 when a new facility was built on Artaius Parkway."

    Other Sources: Several historic photographs on Illinois Digital Archives

    Historic Info Compiler: LR

    Volunteer: LR

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