516-528 N. Milwaukee Avenue


Libertyville, IL 60048
Date of Construction: 1903
Architectural Classification: Two Part Commercial Block
Survey Area: Downtown Libertyville

Building name
Proctor Building

Ground Floor Use
Commercial

Upper Floor Use
Unknown

Current Occupant
Roach, Johnston & Thut (516), Electric Design Source (518), Someone's in the Kitchen (522), Tropik Sun Fruit & Nuts (524),

Zoning
C-1

Number of Stories
2

Property Index Number
1116400015 (524)

Within Local District?
No

Local Dist Contrib/Non-Contrib?
C

Local Landmark?
Yes

Year
2016

Local Landmark Eligible?
N/A

Criteria


NR District Contrib/Non-Contrib
C

Within District?
No

NR Landmark?
Yes

Year
1998

NR Eligible?
N/A

Criteria


Alternate Address?


Category
Building

Condition
Good

Integrity
Rehabilitated (1997)

Current Use
Commerce/Trade

Historic Use
Commerce/Trade; Domestic - hotel

Secondary Structure


NR Second


Architectural Classification
Two Part Commercial Block

Details
Queen Anne

Other Year
1997

Date source
National Register Nomination; permits

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


Window Type
Double hung & storefront

Window Configuration
1/1; 1-light

Significance
The Proctor Building, a Queen Anne-style Commercial Block from the early 20th century, is listed individually on the National Register of Historic Places, and is also a local landmark.

Historic Features
Buff brick facade; paired three-sided 2nd story metal bays at center of building; metal parapet with name plate ("Proctor Building") above paired bays; identical 2nd-story bay at north end of building; polygonal 2nd-story corner bay at south corner of facade; historic entrance to hotel at south end of facade, with classical stone surround; metal cornice; continuous metal lintel string course above 2nd-story window openings

Alterations
Multiple rear additions dating from the early-mid 20th century; east secondary facade design (along with cupola atop west stair tower bay) dates from the 1997 remodeling; original storefronts materials were replaced in the 1950s, and the south corner storefront was extended with an addition that blocked the original open walkway between the Proctor Building and 510-514 N. Milwaukee; storefronts were again replaced in the 1997 rehabilitation with more historically compatible configurations and materials ; the south addition was also removed, and the original corner storefront configuration replaced

South facade facing pedestrian walkway rehabilitated--French doors with wrought iron balconettes at 2nd story, secondary entrance, new masonry work

Other alterations include: replacement windows in original openings on 2nd story (historic photo shows windows with 6/1 configuration)

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
985 (10/19/1954)--refinish with tile floors, new metal entrance doors, recessed 12' from front, wood partition and trim; 75-416 (10/16/1975)--alterations to business building ($55,000); 97-37 (1/28/1997)-removeexisting perVillage apved plans(demolition of former addition closing up south walkway); 97-37 (1/28/1997)--remodeling existing per Village-approved plans; No permit # (5/12/1998)--renovation of furniture store into four stores; 92-351 (1992)--install 21 new vinyl windows in existing openings

Other Permit Information


COA Info


Historic Info
See National Register Nomination for historic information on building.

Historic photo from the early 20th century at Illinois Digital Archives (in collection of Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society and Cook Memorial Public Libary):

http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/cookmemo11/id/6302/rec/2

1970s Assessor photos of building at Illinois Digital Archives (in collection of Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society and Cook Memorial Public Library):

http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/cookmemo11/id/6654/rec/2

http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/cookmemo11/id/6660/rec/1

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

1970s Assessor photos on Illinois Digital Archives--http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/cookmemo11/id/6660/rec/207
http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/cookmemo11/id/6654/rec/2

Turn of the Century Photo on Illinois Digital Archives (in collection of Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society and Cook Memorial Public Library)-- http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/cookmemo11/id/6302/rec/2

Historic Info Compiler
LR

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