Ground Floor Use
Upper Floor Use
Picnic Basket and Gourmet Food Works
Number of Stories
Property Index Number
501 (1116305019), 505 (1116305018)
Within Local District?
Local Dist Contrib/Non-Contrib?
Local Landmark Eligible?
NR District Contrib/Non-Contrib
Two Part Commercial Block (altered)
Surveyor/Sanborn maps/Libertyville Illustrated
Wall Material (Current)
Wall Material 2 (Current)
No of Stories
Window Material 2
Double hung & storefront
East and south facades extensively altered--brick cladding; replacement windows in altered openings on 2nd floor of east facade; replacement windows in original openings on south facade; non-historic storefront configurations and materials--stucco frieze above storefront windows with signage
Old Address (city dir.year
Ramsey Historic Consultants
Date of Construction
Moving Permit #
Building Permit #
Building Permit Description
Original Owner Occupied?
Exterior Alteration Permits
JCR-09-0005 (2/25/2009)--remove abandoned chimney and repair walls, roof and floors
Other Permit Information
Information on 1950s tenants in the building from Illinois Digital Archives (provided by Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society and the Cook Memorial Public Library)--"The northwest corner of Cook Street and Milwaukee Avenue housed several small businesses. Titus Brothers, 501 N. Milwaukee Avenue, sold and repaired appliances; they were also electrical contractors, advertising "Light and power wiring…residentail and commercial…outlets..remodeling…fixtures…pole line and underground construction." Next to Titus Brothers at 505 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Bielat's sold a variety of items from 5¢ to $1. Upstairs, Dr. Bosworth ran his dental office and Pete Robertson had a barber shop."
Sanborn Maps--1897 (Sheet 1), 1907(Sheet 2), 1912 (Sheet 2), 1924 (Sheet 2), 1933 (Sheet 2), 1948 (Sheet 2)
1950s Photograph on Illinois Digital Archives (in collection of the Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society and Cook Memorial Public Library)--
1970s Assesor Photograph--http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/cookmemo11/id/6643/rec/2
Historic Info Compiler