533 Brainerd Avenue


Liberytville, IL 60048
Date of Construction: 1904
Architectural Classification: Queen Anne
Survey Area: Downtown Libertyville

Building name
Gridley, John Seely House

Ground Floor Use
Residence

Upper Floor Use
Residential

Current Occupant


Zoning
R-7

Number of Stories
2

Property Index Number
1116304034

Within Local District?
No

Local Dist Contrib/Non-Contrib?
C

Local Landmark?
No

Year


Local Landmark Eligible?
Yes

Criteria
A

NR District Contrib/Non-Contrib
C

Within District?
No

NR Landmark?
No

Year


NR Eligible?
No

Criteria


Alternate Address?


Category
Building

Condition
Good

Integrity
Minor alterations and additions

Current Use
Domestic - single dwelling

Historic Use
Domestic - single dwelling

Secondary Structure
Coach House

NR Second
C

Architectural Classification
Queen Anne

Details


Other Year


Date source
Daily Harold 2/26/2011

Wall Material (Current)
Hardie board

Wall Material 2 (Current)


Plan
Irregular

No of Stories
2.5

Roof Type
Hipped

Roof Material
Asphalt - shingle

Foundation
Stone

Porch
Full Front

Window Material
Aluminum/vinyl

Window Material 2
Clad Wood

Window Type
Double Hung

Window Configuration
1/1

Significance
Impressive turn-of-the-century Queen Anne residence with distinctive southeast corner tower. House was rehabilitated in 2011--although many materials are not historic, the replacement materials are historically appropriate.

Historic Features
Pyramidal hipped main roof; front and side gable-roof bays with cutaway corners; 3-story southeast corner bay with steeply pitched, flared hipped roof

Alterations
House converted to multi-family some time between 1933 and 1948, and converted back to single family in 2011. Recent alterations are historically appropriate, and include the full front porch (rebuilt in similar manner to original); Hardie-board siding; front door with sidelights; 1-story rear addition; windows are replacement, but historically appropriate type and configuration.

Old Address (city dir.year


Building Moved?


Moved From


Original Owner
Gridley, John Seely

Original Architect


Architect Source


Builder


Surveyor
LR

Surveyor Organization
Ramsey Historic Consultants

Survey Date
May-June 2016

Survey Area
Downtown Libertyville

Old Address


Date of Construction
1904

Moving Permit #


Date Moved


Building Permit #


Date


Building Permit Description


Cost


Original Owner Occupied?


Exterior Alteration Permits
4610 (8/9/1968)--remodel porch; JRA-10-0037 (1/5/2011)--rear addition; interior remodeling (convert from 2-family to single-family)

Other Permit Information


COA Info


Historic Info


Other Sources
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20110226/news/702269911/; http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20130517/submitted/705179827/

Historic photograph of building at Illinois Digital Archives (in collection of Libertyville Mundelein Historical Society and Cook Memorial Public Library): "Note on back: "Residence of J.S. Gridley, Brainard Ct. C H Boyes Contr.". A second note reads: "J S Gridley, 603 Brainerd" The address on the house in 2015 is 533 Brainerd Ct. Photograph by Beswick Photo Studio, Libertyville, Ill. The Beswick Photo Studio is listed in the Libertyville section of the Waukegan city directory between 1903 and 1913."

http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/cookmemo11/id/6503/rec/4

Historic Info Compiler
LR

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