533-541 N. Milwaukee Avenue


Libertyville, IL 60048
Date of Construction: 1900 (c)
Architectural Classification: Two Part Commercial Block
Survey Area: Downtown Libertyville

Building name


Ground Floor Use
Commercial

Upper Floor Use
Unknown

Current Occupant
Dimaond Residential Mtg. (533), Charles and Minerva (535), Touche Salon (537), Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (541)

Zoning
C-1

Number of Stories
2

Property Index Number
1116300166 (533), 1116305010 (535/537), 1116305009 (541)

Within Local District?
No

Local Dist Contrib/Non-Contrib?
C

Local Landmark?
No

Year


Local Landmark Eligible?
Yes

Criteria
A

NR District Contrib/Non-Contrib
C

Within District?
No

NR Landmark?
No

Year


NR Eligible?
No

Criteria


Alternate Address?


Category
Building

Condition
Good

Integrity
Minor alterations

Current Use
Commerce/Trade

Historic Use
Commerce/Trade

Secondary Structure


NR Second


Architectural Classification
Two Part Commercial Block

Details
Queen Anne

Other Year


Date source
Surveyor/Sanborn Maps

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
Aluminum/vinyl

Window Type
Double hung & storefront

Window Configuration
1/1; 1-light

Significance
Fine example of a Queen Anne Two Part Commercial Block, with metal 2nd-story polygonal bays, corbelled brick cornice, and distinctive stone string courses.

Historic Features
Brick exterior; corbelled brick cornice; stone string courses at lintel and sill levels of 2nd story window openings; three 2nd-story polygonal metal bays with pressed metal cornices and ornament; metal corner pilasters at storefront level

Alterations
Painted brick at front facade; replacement storefront configurations and materials; replacement door to second story; replacement windows in original openings on 2nd story

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


Other Permit Information


COA Info


Historic Info
1970s Assessor photos on Illinois Digital Archives (in collection of the Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society and the Cook Memorial Public Library)--

http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/cookmemo11/id/6675/rec/3

http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/cookmemo11/id/6677/rec/133

Image of north storefront bay in the 1950s--

http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/cookmemo11/id/2025/rec/4

"Ray N. Smith opened his shoe store in the late 1920s. He sold several brands of shoes for adults and children. Just a few doors north of Langworthy's clothing store, it was a convenient stop for local shoppers refreshing family wardrobes. The family owned and operated business continued until the late 1980s."

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

Historic Info Compiler
LR

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