200 E. Church Street


Libertyville, IL 60048
Date of Construction: 1962
Architectural Classification: Neo-Expressionist
Survey Area: Downtown Libertyville

Building name
Joseph's Flower Shop

Ground Floor Use
Commercial

Upper Floor Use
Commercial/Office

Current Occupant
Bleck & Bleck Architects

Zoning
C-1

Number of Stories
1

Property Index Number
1116411022

Within Local District?
No

Local Dist Contrib/Non-Contrib?
C

Local Landmark?
No

Year


Local Landmark Eligible?
Yes

Criteria
A

NR District Contrib/Non-Contrib
C

Within District?
No

NR Landmark?
No

Year


NR Eligible?
No

Criteria


Alternate Address?


Category
Building

Condition
Good

Integrity
Addition

Current Use
Commerce/Trade

Historic Use
Commerce/Trade

Secondary Structure


NR Second


Architectural Classification
Neo-Expressionist

Details


Other Year


Date source
Permit

Wall Material (Current)
Brick

Wall Material 2 (Current)


Plan
Irregular

No of Stories
1

Roof Type


Roof Material
Not Visible

Foundation
Concrete

Porch


Window Material
Metal

Window Material 2


Window Type
fixed

Window Configuration


Significance
Rare, post-World War II Expressionist design in Libertyville. The building is an early design by architect Rodney H. Wright, who lived and worked in Libertyville in the early-to-mid-1960s. Wright was later known for his work on passive solar design and the design of child care facilities.

Historic Features
Complex massing and butterfly roofline; pyramidal skylight jutting from center of the building; obscured entrance; vertical windows

Alterations
garage addition (1970)

Old Address (city dir.year


Building Moved?


Moved From


Original Owner


Original Architect
Wright, Rodney H.

Architect Source
Permit

Builder
Dugo, Joseph

Surveyor
LR

Surveyor Organization
Ramsey Historic Consultants

Survey Date
May-June 2016

Survey Area
Downtown Libertyville

Old Address


Date of Construction
1962

Moving Permit #


Date Moved


Building Permit #
3049

Date
5/21/1962

Building Permit Description
Brick and block 1 story building

Cost
$30,899.00

Original Owner Occupied?


Exterior Alteration Permits
6096 (7/31/1970)--garage addition

Other Permit Information


COA Info


Historic Info
From Illinois Digital Archive: "Rodney Wright designed this building as a flower shop for Joseph's, a Libertyville floral shop."

Other Sources


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