128 Broadway Avenue


Liberytville, IL 60048
Date of Construction: 1893
Architectural Classification: Queen Anne
Survey Area: Downtown Libertyville

Building name
Taylor, Dr. John L. House

Ground Floor Use
Residence

Upper Floor Use
Residential

Current Occupant


Zoning
R-8

Number of Stories
2

Property Index Number
1116414013

Within Local District?
No

Local Dist Contrib/Non-Contrib?
C

Local Landmark?
No

Year


Local Landmark Eligible?
Yes

Criteria
H

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

Current Use
Domestic - single dwelling

Historic Use
Domestic - single dwelling

Secondary Structure
Detached garage

NR Second
NC

Architectural Classification
Queen Anne

Details


Other Year


Date source
Assessor

Wall Material (Current)
Wood

Wall Material 2 (Current)
Wood - shingles

Plan
Rectangular

No of Stories
2.5

Roof Type
Combination

Roof Material
Asphalt - shingle

Foundation
Brick

Porch
Full Front

Window Material
Wood

Window Material 2


Window Type
Double hung & casement

Window Configuration
1/1; 1-light

Significance
This 1890s Queen Anne house may be eligible for local landmark designation as the home of Dr. John L. Taylor, a physician who served as Lake County coroner for 43 years.

Historic Features
Steeply pitched side gable roof; fishscale shingles and sunburst motif on gable walls; polygonal full-height bay with pointed roof at southeast corner of facade; full-front porch structure with triangular pediment over entry; historic wood windows, some with Queen Anne-style upper sash

Alterations
Replacement floor, railings on front porch; 1-story rear addition and 2nd story rear addition (post-1948); some replacement windows in original openings on west elevation

Old Address (city dir.year


Building Moved?


Moved From


Original Owner


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
1893

Moving Permit #


Date Moved


Building Permit #


Date


Building Permit Description


Cost


Original Owner Occupied?


Exterior Alteration Permits
93-474 (8/30/1993)--repairs and replacement to the base and deck of roofed porch

Other Permit Information


COA Info


Historic Info
Historic photo (1950s) and information 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/1960/rec/1

"This house stands at 128 Broadway, at the northwest corner of Broadway and right Court. It is more than one hundred years old. It was the home of Dr. John L. Taylor who was born in Staceyville, Iowa in 1866 and came to Libertyville as a youth. Taylor graduated from Rush Medical College in 1894 and began practicing medicine in Libertyville. He married Laura Schanck on June 1, 1895. Dr. Taylor was said to have delivered 3000 infants during his 50 years in medical practice; he also served as Lake County coroner for 43 years and was active in civic affairs. Automobiles were an early passion; he drove his first car around town in 1907. A classic example of the "country doctor," Dr. Taylor was well loved and respected by the entire community. On the day of his funeral, May 9, 1944, Libertyville village businesses closed from 2 to 3 o'clock in the afternoon."

Other Sources
Historic photo of house on p. 38 of LIBERTYVILLE ILLUSTRATED.

Sanborn Maps:

Historic Info Compiler
LR

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