525-531 N. Milwaukee Avenue


Libertyville, IL 60048
Date of Construction: 1940
Architectural Classification: One Part Commercial Block
Survey Area: Downtown Libertyville

Building name
Langworthy's Department Store/A & P

Ground Floor Use
Commercial

Upper Floor Use
N/A

Current Occupant
Forest Bootery (525), Bentley's Corner Bakery (529), Singalila Gallery (531)

Zoning
C-1

Number of Stories
1

Property Index Number
1116300166

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 and additions

Current Use
Commerce/Trade

Historic Use
Commerce/Trade

Secondary Structure


NR Second


Architectural Classification
One Part Commercial Block

Details
New Traditional - classical

Other Year
1996

Date source
INDEPENDENT REGISTER, June 27, 1940, p. 1

Wall Material (Current)
Stucco

Wall Material 2 (Current)


Plan
Rectangular

No of Stories
1

Roof Type
Flat

Roof Material
Not Visible

Foundation
Not visible

Porch


Window Material
Metal

Window Material 2


Window Type
Storefront

Window Configuration
1-light

Significance


Historic Features
[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

Alterations
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


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
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


COA Info


Historic Info
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.

Other Sources
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)--

http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/cookmemo11/id/2059/rec/1

http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/cookmemo11/id/6653/rec/81

Historic Info Compiler
LR

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