Date of Construction: 1956

Architectural Classification: One Part Commercial Block

Survey Area: Downtown Libertyville


  • 400-404 N. Milwaukee Avenue Libertyville IL 60048
    42.286973, -87.953929
  • Building Details

    Building name:

    Ground Floor Use: Commercial

    Upper Floor Use: N/A

    Current Occupant: Murphy's Health Foods (400), Pizzeria Devilee (404)

    Zoning: C-1

    Number of Stories: 1

    Property Index Number: 400 (1116411011)

  • Local

    Within Local District?: No

    Local Dist Contrib/Non-Contrib?: C

    Local Landmark?: No

    Year: No

    Local Landmark Eligible?: No

    Criteria: No

  • 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

    Current Use: Commerce/Trade

    Historic Use: Commerce/Trade

    Secondary Structure: Commerce/Trade

    NR Second: Commerce/Trade

  • Architectural Description

    Architectural Classification: One Part Commercial Block

    Details: One Part Commercial Block

    Other Year: One Part Commercial Block

    Date source: Permit

    Wall Material (Current): Brick

    Wall Material 2 (Current): Brick

    Plan: Brick

    No of Stories: 1

    Roof Type: Flat

    Roof Material: Not Visible

    Foundation: Not visible

    Porch: Not visible

    Window Material: Metal

    Window Material 2: Metal

    Window Type: Storefront

    Window Configuration: 1-light

    Significance: 1-light

    Historic Features: Red face brick exterior; south end corner storefront with original windows and stacked brick bulkhead

    Alterations: Signage; replacement windows and doors in north storefront

  • Historic Information

    Old Address (city dir.year: Signage; replacement windows and doors in north storefront

    Building Moved?: Signage; replacement windows and doors in north storefront

    Moved From: Signage; replacement windows and doors in north storefront

    Original Owner: First National Bank of Lake Forest Trustee

    Original Architect: Tideman, Henry

    Architect Source: Permit

    Builder: Hansen & Werhane

    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 #: 1431

    Date: 5/7/1956

    Building Permit Description: Concrete and brick one-story store

    Cost: $52,600.00

    Original Owner Occupied?: $52,600.00

    Exterior Alteration Permits: 92-593 (7/23/1992)--alterations

    Other Permit Information: 92-593 (7/23/1992)--alterations

    COA Info: 92-593 (7/23/1992)--alterations

    Historic Info: From Illinois Digital Archives (info provided by Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society and Cook Memorial Public Library)--Julian Redman opened this store at 404 North Milwaukee in the mid-1950s. He advertised as "Home of Famous Brands." Redman remained in business there until the mid-1960s at which time he moved the store to 1161 South Milwaukee Avenue. He was still in business into the 1990s. Jay's Shoes stood next door to the south at the northeast corner of Cook Street and Milwaukee Avenue where they billed themselves as "The Store of Famous Brands." They sold Stride Rite shoes for youngsters; women's brands included Cobbies, Penobscot Trampeze, American Girl, and "Nunn-Bush ankle fashioned Oxfords." They also sold shoe for men. Jay's stayed in business into the mid-1960s

    Other Sources: Sanborn Maps--1948. Historic photo on Illinois Digital Archives (in collection of Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society and Cook Memorial Public Library)--http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/cookmemo11/id/2036/rec/2

    Historic Info Compiler: LR

    Volunteer: LR

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