725-741 N. Milwaukee Avenue


Libertyville, IL 60048
Date of Construction: 1952
Architectural Classification: Strip mall
Survey Area: Downtown Libertyville

Building name
Liberty Square

Ground Floor Use
Commercial

Upper Floor Use
N/A

Current Occupant
Mischief Brewing (725); Puchlski & Goodloe (731); Pierce & Associates (733); Improv Playhouse (735); Libertyville Accupuncture (737); Bennett Chiropractic (739); Great Rooms Designers & Builders, Inc. (741)

Zoning
C-1

Number of Stories
1

Property Index Number
1116300023

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
Strip mall

Details
Neo-Tudor/Mansard

Other Year
1976; 1987

Date source
Permits

Wall Material (Current)
Stucco

Wall Material 2 (Current)
Brick

Plan
Irregular

No of Stories
1

Roof Type
Combination

Roof Material
Asphalt - single/not visible

Foundation
Not visible

Porch
Front

Window Material
Aluminum/vinyl

Window Material 2


Window Type
Storefront

Window Configuration
1-light

Significance


Historic Features
permits show gas station built on site in 1952.

Alterations
Existing gas station expanded into strip mall some time in 1976, with faux mansard roof and decorative half timbering; east section of building dates from 1987; replacement storefront windows along south 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 #
279

Date
4/5/1952

Building Permit Description
one-story concrete block business

Cost
$5,000.00

Original Owner Occupied?


Exterior Alteration Permits
Architectural drawings dated 1/26/1976 for strip mall in permit folder for 731 N. Milwaukee Avenue; Architectural drawings dated 3/16/1987 in permit file for 737 N. Milwaukee Avenue--1-story east addition

Other Permit Information


COA Info


Historic Info
Original permit for gas station dated 1952. Incorporated into Liberty Square strip mall in the 1970s.

Assessor's photograph from the mid-1970s 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/6679/rec/249

Other Sources
Sanborn maps--1948 (Sheet 9)

Historic Info Compiler
LR

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