126 Lake Street


Liberytville, IL 60048
Date of Construction: 1875 (c)
Architectural Classification: Italianate
Survey Area: Downtown Libertyville

Building name


Ground Floor Use
Residential Apartments

Upper Floor Use
Residential Apartments

Current Occupant


Zoning
C-1

Number of Stories
2

Property Index Number
1116300024

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

Current Use
Domestic - multiple dwelling

Historic Use
Domestic - single dwelling

Secondary Structure
Detached garage

NR Second
C

Architectural Classification
Italianate

Details


Other Year


Date source
Surveyor

Wall Material (Current)
Asphalt/Asbestos siding

Wall Material 2 (Current)


Plan
Rectangular

No of Stories
2

Roof Type
Hipped

Roof Material
Asphalt - shingle

Foundation
Parged

Porch
Front entry

Window Material
Wood

Window Material 2


Window Type
Double hung & other

Window Configuration
3/1; 4/1; 1/1; 5-light

Significance


Historic Features
Shallow hipped roof; wood cornice with paneled frieze and scrolled brackets; classical lintels above window openings; southeast corner porch structure (enclosed); square oriel bay window on front facade; east side oriel window

Alterations
Replacement windows in original openings (replacement windows in front bay are historic, dating from the 1920s or 30s); corner entry porch enclosed (historic alteration--c. 1920s-30s); 2-story rear/northwest addition; exterior staircase (1952)

Old Address (city dir.year


Building Moved?


Moved From


Original Owner


Original Architect


Architect Source


Builder


Surveyor
LR

Surveyor Organization
Ramsey Historic Consultant

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
No permit # (2/6/1952)--outside stair

Other Permit Information
#476 (10.8.1952)--3-car garage

COA Info


Historic Info
From Illinois Digital Archives (info provided by Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society and Cook Memorial Public Library)--"Oren Luce and his wife Kate lived in this residence on 126 West Lake Street in Libertyville. They moved here from a farm in Vernon Township sometime in the early 1900s. When Oren lived in Libertyville he was a harness maker and owned his own shop. His son Gilbert was the proprietor of a Libertyville furniture store and lived down the street."

Other Sources
Sanborn Maps--1924, 1933, 1948; Historic photographs of house on Illinois Digital Archives (in collection of Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society and Cook Memorial Public Library)--http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/cookmemo11/id/2032/rec/8; http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/cookmemo11/id/4/rec/5

Historic Info Compiler
LR

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