Date of Construction: 1900 (c)

Architectural Classification: Two Part Commercial Block

Survey Area: Downtown Libertyville


  • 533-541 N. Milwaukee Avenue Libertyville IL 60048
    42.288588, -87.954785
  • Building Details

    Building name:

    Ground Floor Use: Commercial

    Upper Floor Use: Unknown

    Current Occupant: Dimaond Residential Mtg. (533), Charles and Minerva (535), Touche Salon (537), Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (541)

    Zoning: C-1

    Number of Stories: 2

    Property Index Number: 1116300166 (533), 1116305010 (535/537), 1116305009 (541)

  • Local

    Within Local District?: No

    Local Dist Contrib/Non-Contrib?: C

    Local Landmark?: No

    Year: No

    Local Landmark Eligible?: Yes

    Criteria: A

  • 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: Two Part Commercial Block

    Details: Queen Anne

    Other Year: Queen Anne

    Date source: Surveyor/Sanborn Maps

    Wall Material (Current): Brick

    Wall Material 2 (Current): Metal

    Plan: Rectangular

    No of Stories: 2

    Roof Type: Flat

    Roof Material: Not Visible

    Foundation: Not visible

    Porch: Not visible

    Window Material: Wood

    Window Material 2: Aluminum/vinyl

    Window Type: Double hung & storefront

    Window Configuration: 1/1; 1-light

    Significance: Fine example of a Queen Anne Two Part Commercial Block, with metal 2nd-story polygonal bays, corbelled brick cornice, and distinctive stone string courses.

    Historic Features: Brick exterior; corbelled brick cornice; stone string courses at lintel and sill levels of 2nd story window openings; three 2nd-story polygonal metal bays with pressed metal cornices and ornament; metal corner pilasters at storefront level

    Alterations: Painted brick at front facade; replacement storefront configurations and materials; replacement door to second story; replacement windows in original openings on 2nd story

  • Historic Information

    Old Address (city dir.year: Painted brick at front facade; replacement storefront configurations and materials; replacement door to second story; replacement windows in original openings on 2nd story

    Building Moved?: Painted brick at front facade; replacement storefront configurations and materials; replacement door to second story; replacement windows in original openings on 2nd story

    Moved From: Painted brick at front facade; replacement storefront configurations and materials; replacement door to second story; replacement windows in original openings on 2nd story

    Original Owner: Painted brick at front facade; replacement storefront configurations and materials; replacement door to second story; replacement windows in original openings on 2nd story

    Original Architect: Painted brick at front facade; replacement storefront configurations and materials; replacement door to second story; replacement windows in original openings on 2nd story

    Architect Source: Painted brick at front facade; replacement storefront configurations and materials; replacement door to second story; replacement windows in original openings on 2nd story

    Builder: Painted brick at front facade; replacement storefront configurations and materials; replacement door to second story; replacement windows in original openings on 2nd story

    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: Downtown Libertyville

    Other Permit Information: Downtown Libertyville

    COA Info: Downtown Libertyville

    Historic Info: 1970s Assessor photos on Illinois Digital Archives (in collection of the Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society and the Cook Memorial Public Library)-- http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/cookmemo11/id/6675/rec/3 http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/cookmemo11/id/6677/rec/133 Image of north storefront bay in the 1950s-- http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/cookmemo11/id/2025/rec/4 "Ray N. Smith opened his shoe store in the late 1920s. He sold several brands of shoes for adults and children. Just a few doors north of Langworthy's clothing store, it was a convenient stop for local shoppers refreshing family wardrobes. The family owned and operated business continued until the late 1980s."

    Other Sources: Sanborn Maps--1897 (Sheet 1), 1907 (Sheet 2), 1912 (Sheet 2), 1924 (Sheet 2), 1933 (Sheet 2), 1948 (Sheet 2)

    Historic Info Compiler: LR

    Volunteer: LR

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