Date of Construction: 1952

Architectural Classification: Strip mall

Survey Area: Downtown Libertyville


  • 725-741 N. Milwaukee Avenue Libertyville IL 60048
    42.290507, -87.9551
  • Building Details

    Building name: Liberty Square

    Ground Floor Use: Commercial

    Upper Floor Use: N/A

    Current Occupant: Mischief Brewing (725); Puchlski & Goodloe (731); Pierce & Associates (733); Improv Playhouse (735); Libertyville Accupuncture (737); Bennett Chiropractic (739); Great Rooms Designers & Builders, Inc. (741)

    Zoning: C-1

    Number of Stories: 1

    Property Index Number: 1116300023

  • 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: Strip mall

    Details: Neo-Tudor/Mansard

    Other Year: 1976; 1987

    Date source: Permits

    Wall Material (Current): Stucco

    Wall Material 2 (Current): Brick

    Plan: Irregular

    No of Stories: 1

    Roof Type: Combination

    Roof Material: Asphalt - single/not visible

    Foundation: Not visible

    Porch: Front

    Window Material: Aluminum/vinyl

    Window Material 2: Aluminum/vinyl

    Window Type: Storefront

    Window Configuration: 1-light

    Significance: 1-light

    Historic Features: permits show gas station built on site in 1952.

    Alterations: Existing gas station expanded into strip mall some time in 1976, with faux mansard roof and decorative half timbering; east section of building dates from 1987; replacement storefront windows along south storefronts

  • Historic Information

    Old Address (city dir.year: Existing gas station expanded into strip mall some time in 1976, with faux mansard roof and decorative half timbering; east section of building dates from 1987; replacement storefront windows along south storefronts

    Building Moved?: Existing gas station expanded into strip mall some time in 1976, with faux mansard roof and decorative half timbering; east section of building dates from 1987; replacement storefront windows along south storefronts

    Moved From: Existing gas station expanded into strip mall some time in 1976, with faux mansard roof and decorative half timbering; east section of building dates from 1987; replacement storefront windows along south storefronts

    Original Owner: Existing gas station expanded into strip mall some time in 1976, with faux mansard roof and decorative half timbering; east section of building dates from 1987; replacement storefront windows along south storefronts

    Original Architect: Existing gas station expanded into strip mall some time in 1976, with faux mansard roof and decorative half timbering; east section of building dates from 1987; replacement storefront windows along south storefronts

    Architect Source: Existing gas station expanded into strip mall some time in 1976, with faux mansard roof and decorative half timbering; east section of building dates from 1987; replacement storefront windows along south storefronts

    Builder: Existing gas station expanded into strip mall some time in 1976, with faux mansard roof and decorative half timbering; east section of building dates from 1987; replacement storefront windows along south 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 #: 279

    Date: 4/5/1952

    Building Permit Description: one-story concrete block business

    Cost: $5,000.00

    Original Owner Occupied?: $5,000.00

    Exterior Alteration Permits: Architectural drawings dated 1/26/1976 for strip mall in permit folder for 731 N. Milwaukee Avenue; Architectural drawings dated 3/16/1987 in permit file for 737 N. Milwaukee Avenue--1-story east addition

    Other Permit Information: Architectural drawings dated 1/26/1976 for strip mall in permit folder for 731 N. Milwaukee Avenue; Architectural drawings dated 3/16/1987 in permit file for 737 N. Milwaukee Avenue--1-story east addition

    COA Info: Architectural drawings dated 1/26/1976 for strip mall in permit folder for 731 N. Milwaukee Avenue; Architectural drawings dated 3/16/1987 in permit file for 737 N. Milwaukee Avenue--1-story east addition

    Historic Info: Original permit for gas station dated 1952. Incorporated into Liberty Square strip mall in the 1970s. Assessor's photograph from the mid-1970s at Illinois Digital Archives (in collection of Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society and Cook Memorial Public Library): http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/cookmemo11/id/6679/rec/249

    Other Sources: Sanborn maps--1948 (Sheet 9)

    Historic Info Compiler: LR

    Volunteer: LR

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