Date of Construction: 1955

Architectural Classification: Two Part Commercial Block

Survey Area: Downtown Libertyville


  • 119 E. Cook Avenue Libertyville IL 60048
    42.287714, -87.953389
  • Building Details

    Building name:

    Ground Floor Use: Commercial

    Upper Floor Use: Commercial

    Current Occupant: Employer Claim Service

    Zoning: C-1

    Number of Stories: 2

    Property Index Number: 1116411030

  • 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: 1995/2003

    Date source: Permits

    Wall Material (Current): Concrete block

    Wall Material 2 (Current): Concrete block

    Plan: Rectangular

    No of Stories: 2

    Roof Type: Flat

    Roof Material: Not Visible

    Foundation: Not visible

    Porch: Not visible

    Window Material: Aluminum/vinyl

    Window Material 2: Aluminum/vinyl

    Window Type: Double hung & storefront

    Window Configuration: 1/1; 1-light

    Significance: 1/1; 1-light

    Historic Features: [building originally built as a one-story commercial structure]

    Alterations: Building extensively renovated in the 1990s and 2000s--2nd story addition (2003); storefront level reconfigured, with new windows, door, paneled frieze, brick bulkhead, limestone corner quoins

  • Historic Information

    Old Address (city dir.year: Building extensively renovated in the 1990s and 2000s--2nd story addition (2003); storefront level reconfigured, with new windows, door, paneled frieze, brick bulkhead, limestone corner quoins

    Building Moved?: Building extensively renovated in the 1990s and 2000s--2nd story addition (2003); storefront level reconfigured, with new windows, door, paneled frieze, brick bulkhead, limestone corner quoins

    Moved From: Building extensively renovated in the 1990s and 2000s--2nd story addition (2003); storefront level reconfigured, with new windows, door, paneled frieze, brick bulkhead, limestone corner quoins

    Original Owner: Cooper, Kenneth

    Original Architect: Cooper, Kenneth

    Architect Source: Cooper, Kenneth

    Builder: Cooper, Kenneth

    Surveyor: LR

    Surveyor Organization: Ramsey Historic Consultants

    Survey Date: MayJune 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 #: 1029

    Date: 2/1/1955

    Building Permit Description: New concrete block one-story commercial building

    Cost: New concrete block one-story commercial building

    Original Owner Occupied?: New concrete block one-story commercial building

    Exterior Alteration Permits: JCM-13-0014 (9/20/2013)--soffit and siding trim; JCM-02-0011 (2/6/2003)--second floor addition; plans from 3/14/1995 show 1st story storefront renovation

    Other Permit Information: JCM-13-0014 (9/20/2013)--soffit and siding trim; JCM-02-0011 (2/6/2003)--second floor addition; plans from 3/14/1995 show 1st story storefront renovation

    COA Info: JCM-13-0014 (9/20/2013)--soffit and siding trim; JCM-02-0011 (2/6/2003)--second floor addition; plans from 3/14/1995 show 1st story storefront renovation

    Historic Info: From Illinois Digital Archives (provided by Libertyville-Mundelein Historic Society and Cook Memorial Public Library)--"The Record Shop opened at 118 East Cook Avenue in 1956 just east of the Ace Hardware building on the north side of the street. They sold jazz, popular, classical, ethnic, western, folk and Latin American LP phonographs. Another store under the same management was located at 7 South Genessee in Waukegan. The Libertyville shop remained in business until 1962. Just to the east of The Record Shop was Carl's Barber Shop."

    Other Sources: From Illinois Digital Archives (provided by Libertyville-Mundelein Historic Society and Cook Memorial Public Library)--"The Record Shop opened at 118 East Cook Avenue in 1956 just east of the Ace Hardware building on the north side of the street. They sold jazz, popular, classical, ethnic, western, folk and Latin American LP phonographs. Another store under the same management was located at 7 South Genessee in Waukegan. The Libertyville shop remained in business until 1962. Just to the east of The Record Shop was Carl's Barber Shop."

    Historic Info Compiler: LR

    Volunteer: LR

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