119 E. Cook Avenue


Libertyville, IL 60048
Date of Construction: 1955
Architectural Classification: Two Part Commercial Block
Survey Area: Downtown Libertyville

Building name


Ground Floor Use
Commercial

Upper Floor Use
Commercial

Current Occupant
Employer Claim Service

Zoning
C-1

Number of Stories
2

Property Index Number
1116411030

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
1995/2003

Date source
Permits

Wall Material (Current)
Concrete block

Wall Material 2 (Current)


Plan
Rectangular

No of Stories
2

Roof Type
Flat

Roof Material
Not Visible

Foundation
Not visible

Porch


Window Material
Aluminum/vinyl

Window Material 2


Window Type
Double hung & storefront

Window Configuration
1/1; 1-light

Significance


Historic Features
[building originally built as a one-story commercial structure]

Alterations
Building extensively renovated in the 1990s and 2000s--2nd story addition (2003); storefront level reconfigured, with new windows, door, paneled frieze, brick bulkhead, limestone corner quoins

Old Address (city dir.year


Building Moved?


Moved From


Original Owner
Cooper, Kenneth

Original Architect


Architect Source


Builder
Cooper, Kenneth

Surveyor
LR

Surveyor Organization
Ramsey Historic Consultants

Survey Date
MayJune 2016

Survey Area
Downtown Libertyville

Old Address


Date of Construction


Moving Permit #


Date Moved


Building Permit #
1029

Date
2/1/1955

Building Permit Description
New concrete block one-story commercial building

Cost


Original Owner Occupied?


Exterior Alteration Permits
JCM-13-0014 (9/20/2013)--soffit and siding trim; JCM-02-0011 (2/6/2003)--second floor addition; plans from 3/14/1995 show 1st story storefront renovation

Other Permit Information


COA Info


Historic Info
From Illinois Digital Archives (provided by Libertyville-Mundelein Historic Society and Cook Memorial Public Library)--"The Record Shop opened at 118 East Cook Avenue in 1956 just east of the Ace Hardware building on the north side of the street. They sold jazz, popular, classical, ethnic, western, folk and Latin American LP phonographs. Another store under the same management was located at 7 South Genessee in Waukegan. The Libertyville shop remained in business until 1962. Just to the east of The Record Shop was Carl's Barber Shop."

Other Sources


Historic Info Compiler
LR

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