Date of Construction: 1962

Architectural Classification: Neo-Expressionist

Survey Area: Downtown Libertyville


  • 200 E. Church Street Libertyville IL 60048
    42.287146, -87.951935
  • Building Details

    Building name: Joseph's Flower Shop

    Ground Floor Use: Commercial

    Upper Floor Use: Commercial/Office

    Current Occupant: Bleck & Bleck Architects

    Zoning: C-1

    Number of Stories: 1

    Property Index Number: 1116411022

  • Local

    Within Local District?: No

    Local Dist Contrib/Non-Contrib?: C

    Local Landmark?: No

    Year: No

    Local Landmark Eligible?: Yes

    Criteria: A

  • 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: Addition

    Current Use: Commerce/Trade

    Historic Use: Commerce/Trade

    Secondary Structure: Commerce/Trade

    NR Second: Commerce/Trade

  • Architectural Description

    Architectural Classification: Neo-Expressionist

    Details: Neo-Expressionist

    Other Year: Neo-Expressionist

    Date source: Permit

    Wall Material (Current): Brick

    Wall Material 2 (Current): Brick

    Plan: Irregular

    No of Stories: 1

    Roof Type: 1

    Roof Material: Not Visible

    Foundation: Concrete

    Porch: Concrete

    Window Material: Metal

    Window Material 2: Metal

    Window Type: fixed

    Window Configuration: fixed

    Significance: Rare, post-World War II Expressionist design in Libertyville. The building is an early design by architect Rodney H. Wright, who lived and worked in Libertyville in the early-to-mid-1960s. Wright was later known for his work on passive solar design and the design of child care facilities.

    Historic Features: Complex massing and butterfly roofline; pyramidal skylight jutting from center of the building; obscured entrance; vertical windows

    Alterations: garage addition (1970)

  • Historic Information

    Old Address (city dir.year: garage addition (1970)

    Building Moved?: garage addition (1970)

    Moved From: garage addition (1970)

    Original Owner: garage addition (1970)

    Original Architect: Wright, Rodney H.

    Architect Source: Permit

    Builder: Dugo, Joseph

    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: 1962

  • Permit Moving Information

    Moving Permit #: 1962

    Date Moved: 1962

  • Original Permit Information

    Building Permit #: 3049

    Date: 5/21/1962

    Building Permit Description: Brick and block 1 story building

    Cost: $30,899.00

    Original Owner Occupied?: $30,899.00

    Exterior Alteration Permits: 6096 (7/31/1970)--garage addition

    Other Permit Information: 6096 (7/31/1970)--garage addition

    COA Info: 6096 (7/31/1970)--garage addition

    Historic Info: From Illinois Digital Archive: "Rodney Wright designed this building as a flower shop for Joseph's, a Libertyville floral shop."

    Other Sources: From Illinois Digital Archive: "Rodney Wright designed this building as a flower shop for Joseph's, a Libertyville floral shop."

    Historic Info Compiler: From Illinois Digital Archive: "Rodney Wright designed this building as a flower shop for Joseph's, a Libertyville floral shop."

    Volunteer: From Illinois Digital Archive: "Rodney Wright designed this building as a flower shop for Joseph's, a Libertyville floral shop."

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