700 First Street


Liberytville, IL 60048
Date of Construction: 1930 (c)
Architectural Classification: Freestanding Commercial
Survey Area: Downtown Libertyville

Building name
Libertyville Home Laundry/Baer's Laundry and Dry Cleaning

Ground Floor Use
Commercial

Upper Floor Use
N/A

Current Occupant


Zoning
I-2

Number of Stories
1

Property Index Number
1116400002

Within Local District?
No

Local Dist Contrib/Non-Contrib?
NC

Local Landmark?
No

Year


Local Landmark Eligible?
No

Criteria


NR District Contrib/Non-Contrib
NC

Within District?
No

NR Landmark?
No

Year


NR Eligible?
No

Criteria


Alternate Address?


Category
Building

Condition
Good

Integrity
Major alterations

Current Use
Commerce/Trade

Historic Use
Commerce/Trade

Secondary Structure


NR Second


Architectural Classification
Freestanding Commercial

Details


Other Year
1945 (c)

Date source
Sanborn

Wall Material (Current)
Wood

Wall Material 2 (Current)
Stucco

Plan
Irregular

No of Stories
1

Roof Type
Flat

Roof Material
Not Visible

Foundation
Not visible

Porch


Window Material
Wood

Window Material 2
Metal

Window Type
fixed

Window Configuration
1-light

Significance


Historic Features
Sanborn maps indicate that the original building was built some time before 1930; the front (west) facade was added some time between 1933 and 1948.

Alterations
Front facade completely altered--replacement windows in downsized openings, replacement siding; replacement front entry (1980s-90s)

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


Moving Permit #


Date Moved


Building Permit #


Date


Building Permit Description


Cost


Original Owner Occupied?


Exterior Alteration Permits


Other Permit Information


COA Info


Historic Info
From Illinois Digital Archives (info provided by Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society and Cook Memorial Public Library) "Henry and Ethel Baer purchased this business in1939; at that time it was the Libertyville Home Laundry, Inc. The Baers changed the name in 1953. Services included pickup and delivery of laundry and dry cleaning. Customers could also choose to drop off and pick up laundry at their convenience. The location close to the railroad station made this a popular practice."

Other Sources
Sanborn Maps--1933, 1948; historic photograph of building (1950s) on Illinois Digital Archives (provided by Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society and Cook Memorial Public Library)--http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/cookmemo11/id/1951/rec/11

Historic Info Compiler
LR

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