Libertyville Histroic Preservation
Beginning Street Number
128

End Street Number

STREET # SUFFIX

Street Name
Broadway Avenue

PIN

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Photo Id:

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Building Details
Building name
Taylor, Dr. John L. House
Ground Floor Use
Residence
Upper Floor Use
Residential
Current Occupant
Zoning
R-8
Number of Stories
2
Property Index Number
1116414013
Local
Within Local District?
No

Local Dist Contrib/Non-Contrib?
C

Local Landmark?
No

Year

Local Landmark Eligible?
Yes

Criteria
H

National Register
NR District Contrib/Non-Contrib
C
Within District?
No
NR Landmark?
No
Year
NR Eligible?
No
Criteria
Alternate Address?
General Information
Category
Building
Condition
Good
Integrity
Minor alterations
Current Use
Domestic - single dwelling
Historic Use
Domestic - single dwelling
Secondary Structure
Detached garage
NR Second
NC
Architectural Description
Architectural Classification
Queen Anne
Details
Other Year
Date source
Assessor
Wall Material (Current)
Wood
Wall Material 2 (Current)
Wood - shingles
Plan
Rectangular
No of Stories
2.5
Roof Type
Combination
Roof Material
Asphalt - shingle
Foundation
Brick
Porch
Full Front
Window Material
Wood
Window Material 2
Window Type
Double hung & casement
Window Configuration
1/1; 1-light
Significance
This 1890s Queen Anne house may be eligible for local landmark designation as the home of Dr. John L. Taylor, a physician who served as Lake County coroner for 43 years.
Historic Features
Steeply pitched side gable roof; fishscale shingles and sunburst motif on gable walls; polygonal full-height bay with pointed roof at southeast corner of facade; full-front porch structure with triangular pediment over entry; historic wood windows, some with Queen Anne-style upper sash
Alterations
Replacement floor, railings on front porch; 1-story rear addition and 2nd story rear addition (post-1948); some replacement windows in original openings on west elevation
ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS
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Historic Information
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
Permit/Historic Information
Old Address
Date of Construction
1893
Permit Moving Information
Moving Permit #
Date Moved
Original Permit Information
Building Permit #
Date
Building Permit Description
Cost
Original Owner Occupied?
Exterior Alteration Permits
93-474 (8/30/1993)--repairs and replacement to the base and deck of roofed porch
Other Permit Information
COA Info
Historic Info
Historic photo (1950s) and information 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/1960/rec/1

"This house stands at 128 Broadway, at the northwest corner of Broadway and right Court. It is more than one hundred years old. It was the home of Dr. John L. Taylor who was born in Staceyville, Iowa in 1866 and came to Libertyville as a youth. Taylor graduated from Rush Medical College in 1894 and began practicing medicine in Libertyville. He married Laura Schanck on June 1, 1895. Dr. Taylor was said to have delivered 3000 infants during his 50 years in medical practice; he also served as Lake County coroner for 43 years and was active in civic affairs. Automobiles were an early passion; he drove his first car around town in 1907. A classic example of the "country doctor," Dr. Taylor was well loved and respected by the entire community. On the day of his funeral, May 9, 1944, Libertyville village businesses closed from 2 to 3 o'clock in the afternoon."
Other Sources
Historic photo of house on p. 38 of LIBERTYVILLE ILLUSTRATED.

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Historic Info Compiler
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