501-505 N. Milwaukee Avenue


Libertyville, IL 60048
Date of Construction: 1892
Architectural Classification: Two Part Commercial Block (altered)
Survey Area: Downtown Libertyville

Building name


Ground Floor Use
Commercial

Upper Floor Use
Unknown

Current Occupant
Picnic Basket and Gourmet Food Works

Zoning
C-1

Number of Stories
2

Property Index Number
501 (1116305019), 505 (1116305018)

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
2005 (c)

Date source
Surveyor/Sanborn maps/Libertyville Illustrated

Wall Material (Current)
Brick

Wall Material 2 (Current)
Stucco

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
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


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
JCR-09-0005 (2/25/2009)--remove abandoned chimney and repair walls, roof and floors

Other Permit Information


COA Info


Historic Info
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."

Other Sources
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)--
http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/cookmemo11/id/1227/rec/1

1970s Assesor Photograph--http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/cookmemo11/id/6643/rec/2

Historic Info Compiler
LR

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