Date of Construction: 1892

Architectural Classification: Two Part Commercial Block (altered)

Survey Area: Downtown Libertyville


  • 501-505 N. Milwaukee Avenue Libertyville IL 60048
    42.287834, -87.954624
  • Building Details

    Building name:

    Ground Floor Use: Commercial

    Upper Floor Use: Unknown

    Current Occupant: Picnic Basket and Gourmet Food Works

    Zoning: C-1

    Number of Stories: 2

    Property Index Number: 501 (1116305019), 505 (1116305018)

  • 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

    Current Use: Commerce/Trade

    Historic Use: Commerce/Trade

    Secondary Structure: Commerce/Trade

    NR Second: Commerce/Trade

  • Architectural Description

    Architectural Classification: Two Part Commercial Block (altered)

    Details: Two Part Commercial Block (altered)

    Other Year: 2005 (c)

    Date source: Surveyor/Sanborn maps/Libertyville Illustrated

    Wall Material (Current): Brick

    Wall Material 2 (Current): Stucco

    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: 1/1; 1-light

    Alterations: East and south facades extensively altered--brick cladding; replacement windows in altered openings on 2nd floor of east facade; replacement windows in original openings on south facade; non-historic storefront configurations and materials--stucco frieze above storefront windows with signage

  • Historic Information

    Old Address (city dir.year: East and south facades extensively altered--brick cladding; replacement windows in altered openings on 2nd floor of east facade; replacement windows in original openings on south facade; non-historic storefront configurations and materials--stucco frieze above storefront windows with signage

    Building Moved?: East and south facades extensively altered--brick cladding; replacement windows in altered openings on 2nd floor of east facade; replacement windows in original openings on south facade; non-historic storefront configurations and materials--stucco frieze above storefront windows with signage

    Moved From: East and south facades extensively altered--brick cladding; replacement windows in altered openings on 2nd floor of east facade; replacement windows in original openings on south facade; non-historic storefront configurations and materials--stucco frieze above storefront windows with signage

    Original Owner: East and south facades extensively altered--brick cladding; replacement windows in altered openings on 2nd floor of east facade; replacement windows in original openings on south facade; non-historic storefront configurations and materials--stucco frieze above storefront windows with signage

    Original Architect: East and south facades extensively altered--brick cladding; replacement windows in altered openings on 2nd floor of east facade; replacement windows in original openings on south facade; non-historic storefront configurations and materials--stucco frieze above storefront windows with signage

    Architect Source: East and south facades extensively altered--brick cladding; replacement windows in altered openings on 2nd floor of east facade; replacement windows in original openings on south facade; non-historic storefront configurations and materials--stucco frieze above storefront windows with signage

    Builder: East and south facades extensively altered--brick cladding; replacement windows in altered openings on 2nd floor of east facade; replacement windows in original openings on south facade; non-historic storefront configurations and materials--stucco frieze above storefront windows with signage

    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: JCR-09-0005 (2/25/2009)--remove abandoned chimney and repair walls, roof and floors

    Other Permit Information: JCR-09-0005 (2/25/2009)--remove abandoned chimney and repair walls, roof and floors

    COA Info: JCR-09-0005 (2/25/2009)--remove abandoned chimney and repair walls, roof and floors

    Historic Info: Information on 1950s tenants in the building from Illinois Digital Archives (provided by Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society and the Cook Memorial Public Library)--"The northwest corner of Cook Street and Milwaukee Avenue housed several small businesses. Titus Brothers, 501 N. Milwaukee Avenue, sold and repaired appliances; they were also electrical contractors, advertising "Light and power wiring…residentail and commercial…outlets..remodeling…fixtures…pole line and underground construction." Next to Titus Brothers at 505 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Bielat's sold a variety of items from 5¢ to $1. Upstairs, Dr. Bosworth ran his dental office and Pete Robertson had a barber shop."

    Other Sources: Sanborn Maps--1897 (Sheet 1), 1907(Sheet 2), 1912 (Sheet 2), 1924 (Sheet 2), 1933 (Sheet 2), 1948 (Sheet 2) 1950s Photograph on Illinois Digital Archives (in collection of the Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society and Cook Memorial Public Library)-- http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/cookmemo11/id/1227/rec/1 1970s Assesor Photograph--http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/cookmemo11/id/6643/rec/2

    Historic Info Compiler: LR

    Volunteer: LR

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