Date of Construction: 1928

Architectural Classification: Tudor Revival

Survey Area: Downtown Libertyville


  • 340-354 N. Milwaukee Avenue Libertyville IL 60048
    42.286537, -87.953802
  • Building Details

    Building name: Public Service Building

    Ground Floor Use: Commercial/Office

    Upper Floor Use: Commercial/Office

    Current Occupant: Artist at Heart (344), Whatsit & Doohickey Co. (346), JoJo and Me Salon (348), David R. MacCallum (350), LTR Products (350), BMO Harris Bank (354)

    Zoning: C-1

    Number of Stories: 2

    Property Index Number: 1116414004 (344), 1116414001 (354)

  • Local

    Within Local District?: No

    Local Dist Contrib/Non-Contrib?: C

    Local Landmark?: No

    Year: No

    Local Landmark Eligible?: Yes

    Criteria: Yes

  • National Register

    NR District Contrib/Non-Contrib: C

    Within District?: No

    NR Landmark?: Yes

    Year: 1983

    NR Eligible?: N/A

    Criteria: N/A

    Alternate Address?: N/A

  • General Information

    Category: Building

    Condition: Excellent

    Integrity: Restored

    Current Use: Commerce/Trade

    Historic Use: Commerce/Trade; Domestic - multiple dwelling

    Secondary Structure: Commerce/Trade; Domestic - multiple dwelling

    NR Second: Commerce/Trade; Domestic - multiple dwelling

  • Architectural Description

    Architectural Classification: Tudor Revival

    Details: Tudor Revival

    Other Year: 1983

    Date source: National Register Nomination

    Wall Material (Current): Stucco

    Wall Material 2 (Current): Brick

    Plan: Rectangular

    No of Stories: 2

    Roof Type: Flat/False Gable

    Roof Material: Slate/Metal/Not visible

    Foundation: Not visible

    Porch: Not visible

    Window Material: Wood

    Window Material 2: Aluminum/vinyl

    Window Type: Double hung, casement & storefront

    Window Configuration: 6/1; 4/1; multi-light; 1-light

    Significance: This impressive Tudor Revival commercial block was designed by Hermann Valentin Von Holst, and built for utilities tycoon Samuel Insull, a Libertyville resident. The building was listed to the National Register in 1983.

    Historic Features: Flat main roof with false gable roof along west and north elevations, with slate shingle cladding; stucco facades with rusticated brickwork at corners and around first floor windows; front-facing gables along north and west facades with decorative vergeboard; northwest corner and west projecting square towers--northwest tower topped with cupola, west tower features clock set within an ornamented parapet wall, with bellcast roof behind;

    Alterations: See National Register Nomination for details on 1982 restoration/rehabilitation--Rear (east) courtyard removed (now parking lot and drive-through banking window; replacement windows in original openings; replacement storefront windows in original openings; select windows on north facade bricked in

  • Historic Information

    Old Address (city dir.year: See National Register Nomination for details on 1982 restoration/rehabilitation--Rear (east) courtyard removed (now parking lot and drive-through banking window; replacement windows in original openings; replacement storefront windows in original openings; select windows on north facade bricked in

    Building Moved?: See National Register Nomination for details on 1982 restoration/rehabilitation--Rear (east) courtyard removed (now parking lot and drive-through banking window; replacement windows in original openings; replacement storefront windows in original openings; select windows on north facade bricked in

    Moved From: See National Register Nomination for details on 1982 restoration/rehabilitation--Rear (east) courtyard removed (now parking lot and drive-through banking window; replacement windows in original openings; replacement storefront windows in original openings; select windows on north facade bricked in

    Original Owner: Insull, Samuel

    Original Architect: von Holst, Valentin

    Architect Source: National Register Nomination

    Builder: National Register Nomination

    Surveyor: LR

    Surveyor Organization: Ramsey Historic Consultants

    Survey Date: Ramsey Historic Consultants

    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: Downtown Libertyville

    Other Permit Information: Downtown Libertyville

    COA Info: Downtown Libertyville

    Historic Info: See National Register Nomination

    Other Sources: Sanborn Maps (1933, 1948); Historic photograph from the 1950s on Illinois Digital Archives shows alterations to the facade--http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/cookmemo11/id/2019/rec/13

    Historic Info Compiler: LR

    Volunteer: LR

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