240 Park Place


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

Building name
St. John's Lutheran Church

Ground Floor Use
Church

Upper Floor Use
N/A

Current Occupant
First Church of Christ, Scientist

Zoning
R-7

Number of Stories
1

Property Index Number
1116422001

Within Local District?
No

Local Dist Contrib/Non-Contrib?
C

Local Landmark?
No

Year


Local Landmark Eligible?
Potentially Eligible

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

Current Use
Religion - religious facility

Historic Use
Religion - religious facility

Secondary Structure


NR Second


Architectural Classification
Colonial Revival

Details


Other Year


Date source
Illinois Digital Archive

Wall Material (Current)
Aluminum/vinyl

Wall Material 2 (Current)


Plan
Rectangular

No of Stories
1.5

Roof Type
Front Gable

Roof Material
Asphalt - shingle

Foundation
Brick

Porch
Front entry

Window Material
Wood

Window Material 2
Aluminum/vinyl

Window Type
Double hung & casement

Window Configuration
12/12; 6/6; 6-light; multi-light

Significance
Even with alterations, this early 20th-century Colonial Revival church building may be eligible for local landmark designation.

Historic Features
Front gable roof; polygonal steeple; front entry portico with paired classical columns; Palladian window (wood) above porch

Alterations
Replacement siding; 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


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Date Moved


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Date


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Original Owner Occupied?


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COA Info


Historic Info
From Illinois Digital Archive (info provided by Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society and Cook Memorial Public Library)--"This church building was erected in 1905 as St. John's Lutheran Church, located at Park Place and Broadway in Libertyville. In 1923 a group of Christian Scientists formed the Christian Science Society in Libertyville. On July 6, 1944 they became the First Church of Christ, Scientist. They outgrew their temporary quarters and in April 1950 they purchased the former St. John's Lutheran Church and remodeled it the following year. It is located at 240 Park Place in Libertyville."

Historic photograph of building (1956) from Illinois Digital Archive (in collection of Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society and Cook Memorial Public Library)--

http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/cookmemo11/id/1974/rec/15

Other Sources
Sanborn Maps--1912 (Sheet 3); 1924 (Sheet 4); 1933 (Sheet 5); 1948 (Sheet 5)

Historic Info Compiler
LR

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