515 N. Milwaukee Avenue


Libertyville, IL 60048
Date of Construction: 1931
Architectural Classification: One Part Commercial Block
Survey Area: Downtown Libertyville

Building name


Ground Floor Use
Commercial

Upper Floor Use
Unknown

Current Occupant
The Firkin

Zoning
C-1

Number of Stories
1

Property Index Number
1116305022

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
Minor alterations and additions

Current Use
Commerce/Trade

Historic Use
Commerce/Trade

Secondary Structure


NR Second


Architectural Classification
One Part Commercial Block

Details
Commercial Style

Other Year


Date source
Independent Register 8.20.1931

Wall Material (Current)
Brick

Wall Material 2 (Current)
Stucco

Plan
Rectangular

No of Stories
1

Roof Type
Flat

Roof Material
Not Visible

Foundation
Not visible

Porch


Window Material
Wood

Window Material 2


Window Type
Storefront

Window Configuration
1-light

Significance


Historic Features
red brick front facade with simple stone detailing above storefront level; crenelated stone-capped parapet

Alterations
Signage and lighting above storefront (1997); storefront materials are non-historic, but configuration is historically appropriate; 1-story rear addition with secondary entrance (1997)

Old Address (city dir.year


Building Moved?


Moved From


Original Owner
Comsumer's Sanitary and Coffee Stores Company

Original Architect


Architect Source


Builder
Ulrich, Leslie

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
97-525 (7/24/1997)--alterations and addition ($140,000)

Other Permit Information


COA Info


Historic Info
Article in the August 20, 1931 Independent Register states that the building was constructed for the Comsumer's Sanitary and Coffee Stores Company (grocery store chain). The building is described as "26 feet wide and 125 feet long. It will be a one-story brick structure with stone trim." Completion of the building was set for October 1.

Historic photo and information on 1950s tenants at Illinois Digital Archives (provided by Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society and Cook Memorial Public Library): "Keswick's was located at 515 N. Milwaukee Avenue. The store sold Gibson greeting cards, costume jewelry, dinnerware, flatware, and "gifts for all occasions." Petranke's Drug Store was located just to the north of Keswick's at 519 N. Milwaukee Avenue."

Other Sources
Sanborn Maps--1897 (Sheet 1); 1907 (Sheet 2); 1912 (Sheet 2); 1924 (Sheet 2); 1933 (Sheeet 2); 1948 (Sheet 2)

Historic Info Compiler
LR

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