620-622 N. Milwaukee Avenue


Libertyville, IL 60048
Date of Construction: 1981 (620); 1952 (622)
Architectural Classification: Two Part Commercial Block (altered)
Survey Area: Downtown Libertyville

Building name


Ground Floor Use
Commercial

Upper Floor Use
Unknown

Current Occupant
Yo Froot Cafe`(620), Best Shoe Repair (622), Reliance of Hong Kong (622)

Zoning
C-1

Number of Stories
3

Property Index Number
1116300150 (620),

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; Domestic - single dwelling

Secondary Structure


NR Second


Architectural Classification
Two Part Commercial Block (altered)

Details


Other Year
2012

Date source
Permits

Wall Material (Current)
Stucco

Wall Material 2 (Current)
Brick

Plan
Rectangular

No of Stories


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
6/1; 1-light

Significance


Historic Features
Building was originally 2 separate structures--a 1.5-story 19th-century gable front building at 620, and a two-story building at 622 built in 1952.

Alterations
In 1981, the existing 19th-century structure at 620 was demolished and replaced with 2.5-story building. Although not indicated in permit file, it is likely that the existing facade of 622 was also substantially altered at that time to match the Neo-Tudor design of the new building at 620. Exterior was again remodeled in 2012, which reflects the current design of the building--2012 non-historic elements include false gable/stucco with brick detailing; replacement windows on facade of both buildings in altered openings; new, reconfigured storefronts on first floor; balcony and new openings along north elevation

Old Address (city dir.year


Building Moved?


Moved From


Original Owner


Original Architect
Sutter & Associates (620 only)

Architect Source
Permit (620)

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 #
523 (622); 81-279 (620)

Date
10/1/1952 (622); 11/10/1981 (620)

Building Permit Description
two-story brick and concrete block business (622); two-story mercantile building (620)

Cost
$15,000 (622); $120,000 (620)

Original Owner Occupied?


Exterior Alteration Permits
523 (10/1/1952)--2-story brick and concrete block business; 81-279 (11/10/1981)--erect two-story mercantile building with dwelling units at second floor ($120,000--620, attached to south side of existing building at 622); 97-574 (8/13/1997)--replace entry door (620-622 N. Milwaukee); JCR-11-0024 (2/29/2012)--renovate exterior facades (620-622)

Other Permit Information


COA Info


Historic Info


Other Sources
Assessor's photo from the 1970s on Illinois Digital Archives (in collection of Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society and the Cook Memorial Public Library--
http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/cookmemo11/id/6668/rec/235

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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