208 W. Park Avenue


Liberytville, IL 60048
Date of Construction: 1896
Architectural Classification: Queen Anne
Survey Area: Downtown Libertyville

Building name
Waldo, A. W. House

Ground Floor Use
Residential

Upper Floor Use
Residential

Current Occupant


Zoning
R-8

Number of Stories
3

Property Index Number
1121100008

Within Local District?
No

Local Dist Contrib/Non-Contrib?
C

Local Landmark?
No

Year


Local Landmark Eligible?
Potentially Eligible

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
Moderate 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
LIBERTYVILLE ILLUSTRATED (p. 15)

Wall Material (Current)
Wood

Wall Material 2 (Current)
Wood - shingles

Plan


No of Stories
2.5

Roof Type
Combination

Roof Material
Wood - shingle

Foundation
Not visible

Porch
Wrap around

Window Material
Wood

Window Material 2
Aluminum/vinyl

Window Type
Double hung & fixed

Window Configuration
1/1; 1-light

Significance
Despite alterations, this Queen Anne residence may be eligible for local landmark designation.

Historic Features
Hipped main roof with projecting front-gable through-the-cornice dormer on south facade (dormer features overhang supported by scrolled brackets); 2.5-story east side polygonal tower with pointed roof; wraparound front porch structure (not original, but historic--dates from between 1924 and 1933; partially enclosed)

Alterations
Replacement siding (1991); wood-shingle roofing; east end of wraparound porch enclosed (post-1948); replacement railings on porch; one-story rear addition; replacement windows in original openings

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
90-399 (1/16/1991)--siding; 94-326 (6/1/1994)--roof; 94-579 (8/8/1994)--alterations; 99-369 (5/14/99)--alterations

Other Permit Information


COA Info


Historic Info
Photograph of house on p. 15 of LIBERTYVILLE ILLUSTRATED: Abner W. Waldo "was born in central Vermont in 1830, and removed to the great Northwest while yet a young man, settling in Wisconsin in 1855. After the war, during the latter portion of which he served his country in the First Wisconsin heaving Artillery, he disposed of his farm and removed to Chicago, where he was employed as a bookkeeper for some six years. He then, in 1871, engaged in the lumber business in quite an extensive way. In 1883 he purchased a large improved farm near Libertyville, which he sold in 1896. In that year he retired from business in Chicago and removed to Libertyville, where he erected a fine residence, surrounded by choice trees. Mr. Waldo is a public-spirited man, a splendid example of what New England has done for the Great West."

Other Sources
Sanborn Maps--1924 (Sheet 9); 1933 (Sheet 5); 1948 (Sheet 5)

Historic Info Compiler
LR

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