135 W. Church Street


Libertyville, IL 60048
Date of Construction: 1935
Architectural Classification: Colonial Revival
Survey Area: Downtown Libertyville

Building name
Libertyville Post Office

Ground Floor Use
Civic

Upper Floor Use
N/A

Current Occupant
Libertyville Civic Center

Zoning
I-B

Number of Stories
1

Property Index Number
1116300095

Within Local District?
No

Local Dist Contrib/Non-Contrib?
C

Local Landmark?
No

Year


Local Landmark Eligible?
Potentially Eligible

Criteria
A, H

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
Social - civic

Historic Use
Government - post office

Secondary Structure


NR Second


Architectural Classification
Colonial Revival

Details


Other Year
1993

Date source
Illinois Digital Archives/ permit

Wall Material (Current)
Brick

Wall Material 2 (Current)


Plan
Rectangular

No of Stories
1

Roof Type
Hipped

Roof Material
slate

Foundation
Not visible

Porch


Window Material
Metal

Window Material 2
Aluminum/vinyl

Window Type
Double hung & pivot

Window Configuration
12/12; multi-light

Significance
Although the building has undergone alterations as the result of its conversion to the Libertyville Civic Center in 1993, this Colonial Revival building may be eligible for local landmark designation for its associations with the history and development of the postal service in Libertyville.

Historic Features
Low-pitched hipped roof and rectangular massing; symmetrical front facade with center entry; classical entry surround with broken pediment; center keystone window lintels; decorative stone panels above window openings

Alterations
1-story rear addition; 1-story west loading dock addition; replacement windows in original openings; replacement front door; some windows on side elevations bricked in

Old Address (city dir.year


Building Moved?


Moved From


Original Owner
United States Post Office

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
94-354 (6.8.1994)--install vestibule on south side of civic center; 93-286 (6/7/1993)--remodel existing post office into a civic center; 6200

Other Permit Information


COA Info


Historic Info
From Illinois Digital Archives (information provided by Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society and Cook Memorial Public Library)--"This post office building dates to 1935. It is located at the southeast corner of West Church Street and Brainerd Avenue. The first post office in Libertyville was in Horace Butler's log cabin in the area of what is now Cook Park. Later postmasters used their homes as the village post office. In the earth twentieth century the post office was in a storefront on the east side of Milwaukee Avenue. The post office operated in the building pictured here from 1935 to 1991 when a new facility was built on Artaius Parkway."

Other Sources
Several historic photographs on Illinois Digital Archives

Historic Info Compiler
LR

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