500 N. Milwaukee Avenue


Libertyville, IL 60048
Date of Construction: 1897-1900
Architectural Classification: Two Part Commercial Block (altered)
Survey Area: Downtown Libertyville

Building name
Schanck Building

Ground Floor Use
Commercial

Upper Floor Use
Unknown

Current Occupant
Rolland Jewelers

Zoning
C-1

Number of Stories
2

Property Index Number


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

Current Use
Commerce/Trade

Historic Use
Commerce/Trade

Secondary Structure


NR Second


Architectural Classification
Two Part Commercial Block (altered)

Details


Other Year
1955, 1990s

Date source
Surveyor/Sanborn Maps/surveyor

Wall Material (Current)
Brick

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


Alterations
Original facade extensively altered/rebuilt in 1955-56--center bay on front facade recessed; original paired storefronts with center 2nd-story entrance replaced with single storefront--no historic materials on facade; non-historic replacement windows in original openings on 2nd-story of south facade; recessed entry with aluminum fixed windows and non-historic door on first story of south facade

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


Other Permit Information


COA Info


Historic Info
From Illinois Digital Archives (info provided by the Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society and the Cook Memorial Public Library)--

"The Schanck Building, located on the northeast corner of Milwaukee Avenue and Cook Street, housed the King Loan Company. King Loan dealt in auto and furniture loans and offered prompt service: "When you need money just phone, then call at office and complete loan." Another King Loan branch was located at 128 Madison Street in Waukegan. Schanck Hardware was also located in this building. The Schanck family was among the first settlers in Libertyville. George Schanck was born in 1837 and in 1870 he established his hardware business at this corner. The building burned in the fire of 1895 but Mr. Schanck rebuilt his business in a double brick building on the same site. The Schanck building underwent a complete restructuring of its façade sometime between 1955 and 1956. This photograph shows the new front, more modern and contemporary than the red brick of the rest of the building. They did, however, keep the "Schanck" plaque for display on the second floor of the front of the building. Ace Hardware was located just to the north. It was formerly the H.B. Eger Hardware store, which was built in 1896."

Other Sources
Sanborn Maps--1897 (Sheet 1), 1907 (Sheet 2), 1912 (Sheet 2), 1924 (Sheet 2), 1933 (Sheet 2), 1948 (Sheet 2)

Historic photographs of building 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/1231/rec/21

http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/cookmemo11/id/2024/rec/4

http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/cookmemo11/id/1231/rec/2

Historic Info Compiler
LR

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