Langworthy's Department Store/A & P
Ground Floor Use
Upper Floor Use
Forest Bootery (525), Bentley's Corner Bakery (529), Singalila Gallery (531)
Number of Stories
Property Index Number
Within Local District?
Local Dist Contrib/Non-Contrib?
Local Landmark Eligible?
NR District Contrib/Non-Contrib
Major alterations and additions
One Part Commercial Block
New Traditional - classical
INDEPENDENT REGISTER, June 27, 1940, p. 1
Wall Material (Current)
Wall Material 2 (Current)
No of Stories
Window Material 2
[Sanborn maps indicate that the building was built between 1933 and 1948]. Historic storefront configurations, with recessed entries and angled display bays; brick storefront bulkheads
Front facade was extensively altered in 1973, and again in 1996-7---Cornice addition (1996); projecting metal string course with brackets over storefronts (1996); paneled ornament along side piers (1996); replacement storefront windows in original openings (1996); 1-story rear addition with secondary storefronts
Old Address (city dir.year
Ramsey Historic Consultants
Date of Construction
Moving Permit #
Building Permit #
Building Permit Description
Original Owner Occupied?
Exterior Alteration Permits
96-478 (7/2/1996)--rework exterior facade; 96-678 (9/3/1996)--remodel existing exterior face of structure per Village-approved plans (west elevation addition); 91-331 (7/10/1991)--install new aluminum window frames; Minutes from Village of Libertyville Board Meeting (4/3/1973) and architectural drawings dated 3/12/1973)--remodel front facade
Other Permit Information
Building was constructed in 1939-40. Originally housed a & P grocery store and Langworthy's department store. Article on grand opening of the A & P in the June 27, 1940 edition of the INDEPENDENT REGISTER (p. 1) shows photograph of the newly-completed building.
Sanborn Maps--1933 (Sheet 2), 1948 (Sheet 2)
1950s historic photo and 1970s Assessor's photo on Illinois Digital Archives (in collection of Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society and Cook Memorial Public Library)--
Historic Info Compiler