227 First Street


Liberytville, IL 60048
Date of Construction: 1905
Architectural Classification: Dutch Colonial Revival
Survey Area: Downtown Libertyville

Building name


Ground Floor Use
Residential

Upper Floor Use
Residential

Current Occupant


Zoning
R-6

Number of Stories
2

Property Index Number
1116422013

Within Local District?
No

Local Dist Contrib/Non-Contrib?
C

Local Landmark?
No

Year


Local Landmark Eligible?
No

Criteria


NR District Contrib/Non-Contrib
C

Within District?
No

NR Landmark?
No

Year


NR Eligible?
No

Criteria


Alternate Address?


Category
Building

Condition
Good

Integrity
Moderate alterations and additions

Current Use
Domestic - single dwelling

Historic Use
Domestic - single dwelling

Secondary Structure
Detached garage

NR Second
NC

Architectural Classification
Dutch Colonial Revival

Details


Other Year


Date source
Assessor

Wall Material (Current)
Hardie board

Wall Material 2 (Current)


Plan
Rectangular

No of Stories
2.5

Roof Type
Front Gambrel

Roof Material
Asphalt - shingle

Foundation
Stone (clad)

Porch
Front entry

Window Material
Aluminum/vinyl

Window Material 2


Window Type
Double Hung

Window Configuration
8/8; 12/12

Significance


Historic Features
Front gambrel roof; inset northeast corner porch; slightly recessed, three-sided window bay at south end of front facade; 2-story gable bay on south facade

Alterations
Replacement siding; replacement windows in original openings (configuration is not historically appropriate); two-story rear addition (2007); round window under front gambrel

Old Address (city dir.year


Building Moved?


Moved From


Original Owner
Davis, James T.

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


Moving Permit #


Date Moved


Building Permit #


Date


Building Permit Description


Cost


Original Owner Occupied?


Exterior Alteration Permits
#3253 (4/23/1963)--addition; JRA-07-0038 (10/3/2007)--addition and interior remodel

Other Permit Information
4030 (10-18-1966)--garage

COA Info


Historic Info
From Illinois Digital Archives (information provided by Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society and Cook Memorial Public Library)--"Note included with photograph: "M/M Detters were visitors to Cook Hse on one of the pre-Christmas weekends when we had our "Victorian Christmas" celebration. They live @ 207 N. 1st St in a house which was built probably @ the turn of the century. Mrs. Deters asked if by chance the society could help her in finding who built the house & further were there any pictures. We found a picture. Jim Davis who operated an express or delivery service with a one horse wagon was the 1st owner. JMM 2/5/79" Lake County Recorder of Deeds Document 1873555 states that Lot 10 Block 5 in C. Frank Wright's Addition was purchased by Gary and Susan Deters in 1977. This lot is 227 1st Street, not 207 1st Street. Carrie Davis, wife of James T. Davis, bought Lot 10 Block 5 in C. Frank Wright's Addition in 1905 (Recorder of Deeds Book 145n page 626). The Lake County Assessor's office reports that the house was built in 1905. 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."

Other Sources
Historic photo of house on Illinois Digital Archive (in collection of Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society and Cook Memorial Public Library)--

http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/cookmemo11/id/6537/rec/8

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