521-523 N. Milwaukee Avenue


Libertyville, IL 60048
Date of Construction: pre-1897
Architectural Classification: Two Part Commercial Block
Survey Area: Downtown Libertyville

Building name


Ground Floor Use
Commercial

Upper Floor Use
Unknown

Current Occupant
Allure Designs in Beauty

Zoning
C-1

Number of Stories
2

Property Index Number
1116300087

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
Commerce/Trade

Historic Use
Commerce/Trade

Secondary Structure


NR Second


Architectural Classification
Two Part Commercial Block

Details


Other Year
1970s; 1993; 1994

Date source
Sanborn map; Illinois Digital Archives; permits

Wall Material (Current)
Brick

Wall Material 2 (Current)


Plan
Rectangular

No of Stories
2

Roof Type
Flat

Roof Material
Not Visible

Foundation
Not visible

Porch


Window Material
Wood

Window Material 2
Aluminum/vinyl

Window Type
Double hung & storefront

Window Configuration
1/1; 1-light

Significance


Historic Features
Brick front facade; 2nd story window openings; storefront configuration may be historic

Alterations
2nd-story slipcover added to facade some time between 1956 and the mid-1970s (see photographs)--slipcover removed in 1993, new cornice (does not match original cornice) and storefront materials; 2-story rear addition (1994); replacement windows in original openings on 2nd story; north side addition (523 N. Milwaukee Avenue entrance, 1951)

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
94-591 (6/30/1999)--2-story rear addition; 93-210 (5/13/1993)--exterior renovation (east facade--cornice, new storefront); 184 (10/3/1951)--add 25 feet to present building

Other Permit Information


COA Info


Historic Info
Partial photograph of building from 1956 and 1970s Assessor photo at Illinois Digital Archives (in collection of Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society and Cook Memorial Public Library)

http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/cookmemo11/id/1241/rec/2

http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/cookmemo11/id/6652/rec/1

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

Historic Info Compiler
LR

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