355-357 N. Milwaukee Avenue


Libertyville, IL 60048
Date of Construction: 1895 (c)
Architectural Classification: Two Part Commercial Block
Survey Area: Downtown Libertyville

Building name
Libertyville Hotel

Ground Floor Use
Commercial

Upper Floor Use
Residential Apartments

Current Occupant
Lovin Oven Cakery (355), Fluff Lash Boutique (357)

Zoning
C-1

Number of Stories
2

Property Index Number
1116300100

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?
Yes

Year
A, C

NR Eligible?
No

Criteria


Alternate Address?


Category
Building

Condition
Good

Integrity
Minor alterations

Current Use
Commerce/Trade; Domestic - multiple dwelling

Historic Use
Commerce/Trade - Domestic - hotel

Secondary Structure


NR Second


Architectural Classification
Two Part Commercial Block

Details
Queen Anne

Other Year


Date source
Surveyor

Wall Material (Current)
Brick

Wall Material 2 (Current)
Metal

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
Handsome Queen Anne Two-Part Commercial Block that once housed the Libertyville Hotel. The polygonal 2nd-story bays are notable architectural elements.

Historic Features
Red brick north and east facades; three-sided 2nd story bays on west and north facades; polygonal 2nd story tower above northeast corner; storefront configurations (3) are historic

Alterations
Replacement windows in original openings on 2nd story; replacement storefront windows and doors in original openings; awnings; replacement door on north side secondary entrance

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?


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COA Info


Historic Info
From Illinois Digital Archives (info from the Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society and the Cook Memorial Public Library)--"The staff of the Libertville Hotel poses for a picture in front of their patriotically decorated establishment. The Libertyville Hotel was located on the southwest corner of Milwaukee Avenue and Church Street. According to a description in Libertyville Illustrated, "This house was opened by E. C. Tillotson and James W. Furney. Mr. Tillotson had previously had two years experience in the hotel business in Deefield, Lake county. Being located on the famous Waukegan century course, it is much patronized by cyclists. A livery stable is maintained in connection with the hotel and conveyances furnished guests and others who wish to visit any of the neighboring lakes or view the charming scenery surrounding the town."

Other Sources
Sanborn Maps--1897, 1907, 1912, 1924, 1933, 1948;

historic photograph of building on Illinois Digital Archives (from the Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society and the Cook Memorial Public Library)--

http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/cookmemo11/id/164/rec/9

Historic Info Compiler
LR

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