221 Park Place


Libertyville, IL 60048
Date of Construction: 1925-6
Architectural Classification: Romanesque Revival/Gothic Revival (original building)
Survey Area: Downtown Libertyville

Building name
St. Joseph School

Ground Floor Use
School

Upper Floor Use
School

Current Occupant
St. Joseph School

Zoning
I-B

Number of Stories
2

Property Index Number


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 and additions

Current Use
Education - school

Historic Use
Education - school

Secondary Structure


NR Second


Architectural Classification
Romanesque Revival/Gothic Revival (original building)

Details
International Style (addition)

Other Year
1957-8; 1992

Date source
Libertyville Then & Now (p. 28); permits

Wall Material (Current)
Brick

Wall Material 2 (Current)
Concrete; metal

Plan
Irregular

No of Stories
2 & 3

Roof Type
Combination

Roof Material
Asphalt - single/not visible

Foundation
Concrete

Porch
East entry

Window Material
Metal

Window Material 2


Window Type
Double hung, fixed & awning

Window Configuration
1/1; 1-light

Significance


Historic Features
Original 1925-6 Romanesque Revival building still partially visible along Maple--red brick exterior, parapet gable main roof; lower front gable bay with crenelated, stepped parapet; brick label molds over select windows; center entry bay (now partially obscured) with stone crest ornament, panel, and pointed-arch window openings at upper stories

Alterations
1926 building obscured by multiple additions, dating from the mid-20th century and later.

1957 addition (historic)--2-story south addition features ribbon first-floor windows and ribbon clerestory windows on 2nd story; 1-story projecting north section features a flat roof, recessed entry with round columns, and buff brick exterior; long, 1st-story concrete planters


Non-historic alterations include: hipped roof added to south section of building (1992); some windows removed for air conditioning units along east and west facades of south section; multiple additions at rear (west) elevation of building (no date, not historic); metal roofing and replacement windows in north side entry (in front of 1920s school building)

Old Address (city dir.year


Building Moved?


Moved From


Original Owner


Original Architect
Hyland & Corse

Architect Source
Libertyville: Then & Now (p. 28)

Builder
Peterson & Weeks

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
90-655 (10/26/1990)--remodeling of existing building, adding elevator, adding bridge addition for elevator walkway; 92-482 (8/6/1992)--installing new sloped roof over existing

Other Permit Information


COA Info


Historic Info
Original school building along Maple Avenue was completed in 1926. The new school was begun in 1957 and completed in 1959 ("Celebrating the Bi-Centennial: 1776-1976, Libertyville, IL");

From LIBERTYVILLE: THEN & NOW (p. 28): "After many years of consideration, construction started in 1925 on St. Joseph Catholic School. The building, designed by Hyland and Corse, was built at a cost of $80,000. The school opened in 1926 with an enrollment of 150 children. In 1957, ground was broken on a new expansion project adding classrooms, a convent, chapel, and one of the largest grammar school gymnasiums in the archdiocese. With many expansions, the school continues to serve as a kindergarten through eighth educational facility."

Other Sources
Sanborn Maps--1948

Historic Info Compiler
LR

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