Date of Construction: 1940

Architectural Classification: One Part Commercial Block

Survey Area: Downtown Libertyville


  • 525-531 N. Milwaukee Avenue Libertyville IL 60048
    42.288376, -87.954777
  • Building Details

    Building name: Langworthy's Department Store/A & P

    Ground Floor Use: Commercial

    Upper Floor Use: N/A

    Current Occupant: Forest Bootery (525), Bentley's Corner Bakery (529), Singalila Gallery (531)

    Zoning: C-1

    Number of Stories: 1

    Property Index Number: 1116300166

  • 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: One Part Commercial Block

    Details: New Traditional - classical

    Other Year: 1996

    Date source: INDEPENDENT REGISTER, June 27, 1940, p. 1

    Wall Material (Current): Stucco

    Wall Material 2 (Current): Stucco

    Plan: Rectangular

    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: [Sanborn maps indicate that the building was built between 1933 and 1948]. Historic storefront configurations, with recessed entries and angled display bays; brick storefront bulkheads

    Alterations: Front facade was extensively altered in 1973, and again in 1996-7---Cornice addition (1996); projecting metal string course with brackets over storefronts (1996); paneled ornament along side piers (1996); replacement storefront windows in original openings (1996); 1-story rear addition with secondary storefronts

  • Historic Information

    Old Address (city dir.year: Front facade was extensively altered in 1973, and again in 1996-7---Cornice addition (1996); projecting metal string course with brackets over storefronts (1996); paneled ornament along side piers (1996); replacement storefront windows in original openings (1996); 1-story rear addition with secondary storefronts

    Building Moved?: Front facade was extensively altered in 1973, and again in 1996-7---Cornice addition (1996); projecting metal string course with brackets over storefronts (1996); paneled ornament along side piers (1996); replacement storefront windows in original openings (1996); 1-story rear addition with secondary storefronts

    Moved From: Front facade was extensively altered in 1973, and again in 1996-7---Cornice addition (1996); projecting metal string course with brackets over storefronts (1996); paneled ornament along side piers (1996); replacement storefront windows in original openings (1996); 1-story rear addition with secondary storefronts

    Original Owner: Front facade was extensively altered in 1973, and again in 1996-7---Cornice addition (1996); projecting metal string course with brackets over storefronts (1996); paneled ornament along side piers (1996); replacement storefront windows in original openings (1996); 1-story rear addition with secondary storefronts

    Original Architect: Front facade was extensively altered in 1973, and again in 1996-7---Cornice addition (1996); projecting metal string course with brackets over storefronts (1996); paneled ornament along side piers (1996); replacement storefront windows in original openings (1996); 1-story rear addition with secondary storefronts

    Architect Source: Front facade was extensively altered in 1973, and again in 1996-7---Cornice addition (1996); projecting metal string course with brackets over storefronts (1996); paneled ornament along side piers (1996); replacement storefront windows in original openings (1996); 1-story rear addition with secondary storefronts

    Builder: Front facade was extensively altered in 1973, and again in 1996-7---Cornice addition (1996); projecting metal string course with brackets over storefronts (1996); paneled ornament along side piers (1996); replacement storefront windows in original openings (1996); 1-story rear addition with secondary storefronts

    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: 96-478 (7/2/1996)--rework exterior facade; 96-678 (9/3/1996)--remodel existing exterior face of structure per Village-approved plans (west elevation addition); 91-331 (7/10/1991)--install new aluminum window frames; Minutes from Village of Libertyville Board Meeting (4/3/1973) and architectural drawings dated 3/12/1973)--remodel front facade

    Other Permit Information: 96-478 (7/2/1996)--rework exterior facade; 96-678 (9/3/1996)--remodel existing exterior face of structure per Village-approved plans (west elevation addition); 91-331 (7/10/1991)--install new aluminum window frames; Minutes from Village of Libertyville Board Meeting (4/3/1973) and architectural drawings dated 3/12/1973)--remodel front facade

    COA Info: 96-478 (7/2/1996)--rework exterior facade; 96-678 (9/3/1996)--remodel existing exterior face of structure per Village-approved plans (west elevation addition); 91-331 (7/10/1991)--install new aluminum window frames; Minutes from Village of Libertyville Board Meeting (4/3/1973) and architectural drawings dated 3/12/1973)--remodel front facade

    Historic Info: Building was constructed in 1939-40. Originally housed a & P grocery store and Langworthy's department store. Article on grand opening of the A & P in the June 27, 1940 edition of the INDEPENDENT REGISTER (p. 1) shows photograph of the newly-completed building.

    Other Sources: Sanborn Maps--1933 (Sheet 2), 1948 (Sheet 2) 1950s historic photo and 1970s Assessor's 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/2059/rec/1 http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/cookmemo11/id/6653/rec/81

    Historic Info Compiler: LR

    Volunteer: LR

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