428-432 N. Milwaukee Avenue


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

Building name
Triggs Mercantile/Triggs & Taylor Grocery

Ground Floor Use
Commercial

Upper Floor Use
Unknown

Current Occupant
Equityone Development (428), Steve's Formal Wear (430), IDEA Design/Build (432)

Zoning
C-1

Number of Stories
2

Property Index Number
1116411001 - 1116400025 (430)

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
Minor alterations

Current Use
Commerce/Trade

Historic Use
Commerce/Trade

Secondary Structure


NR Second


Architectural Classification
Two Part Commercial Block

Details
Queen Anne

Other Year


Date source
Sanborn Map (1897); Cook Memorial Library Local History Collection--Triggs & Taylor folder

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
Aluminum/vinyl

Window Material 2


Window Type
Double hung & storefront

Window Configuration
1/1; 1-light

Significance
This Queen Anne commercial block may be a candidate for local landmark designation. The brick detailing and elaborately ornamented corner tower are notable features.

Historic Features
Red face brick on west and north facades; buff brick ornament around 2nd story windows and on wall under cornice on west facade; Elaborate metal cornice with swag ornament; polygonal northwest corner tower with stamped metal ornament and peaked roof; rustic continuous stone lintels and sills at 2nd story windows; although storefront is not historic, its configuration is historically appropriate (see photo from LIBERTYVILLE ILLUSTRATED, p. 31)

Alterations
Replacement windows in original openings on 2nd story; non-historic storefront materials (1993); replacement 2nd story window; storefront and first-story windows on north facade bricked in

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
93-422 (8/5/1993)--alter front of building ($32,000--architectural plans in permit file indicate that the alterations were to storefront level only)

Other Permit Information


COA Info


Historic Info
Building was constructed for Triggs & Taylor after the fire of 1895 destroyed the firm's original building on Milwaukee Avenue. The grocery store was founded by J. Eli Triggs and C. W. Taylor in 1892. Taylor sold his shared to Triggs in 1902, and Triggs retired and sold his shares to his son and Taylor's son Ross in 1914. Ross Taylor sold his shares to A. L. Johnson a few years later. The grocery continued as Triggs and Johnson until 1932. Johnson later sold out of the company, and Triggs continued in the same location until 1942. (https://shelflife.cooklib.org/2015/12/23/triggs-taylor-libertyvilles-hometown-grocier/)


Historic photo of building (from 1950s) on Illinois Digital Archives (in collection of the Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society and the Cook Memorial Public Library)--

http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/cookmemo11/id/1228/rec/3

Historic photo (turn of the 20th century) on page 31 of LIBERTYVILLE ILLUSTRATED.

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

Historic Info Compiler
LR

Volunteer