Libertyville Histroic Preservation
Beginning Street Number
515

End Street Number

STREET # SUFFIX

Street Name
N. Milwaukee Avenue

PIN

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Photo Id:

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Building Details
Building name
Ground Floor Use
Commercial
Upper Floor Use
Unknown
Current Occupant
The Firkin
Zoning
C-1
Number of Stories
1
Property Index Number
1116305022
Local
Within Local District?
No

Local Dist Contrib/Non-Contrib?
C

Local Landmark?
No

Year

Local Landmark Eligible?
No

Criteria

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 and additions
Current Use
Commerce/Trade
Historic Use
Commerce/Trade
Secondary Structure
NR Second
Architectural Description
Architectural Classification
One Part Commercial Block
Details
Commercial Style
Other Year
Date source
Independent Register 8.20.1931
Wall Material (Current)
Brick
Wall Material 2 (Current)
Stucco
Plan
Rectangular
No of Stories
1
Roof Type
Flat
Roof Material
Not Visible
Foundation
Not visible
Porch
Window Material
Wood
Window Material 2
Window Type
Storefront
Window Configuration
1-light
Significance
Historic Features
red brick front facade with simple stone detailing above storefront level; crenelated stone-capped parapet
Alterations
Signage and lighting above storefront (1997); storefront materials are non-historic, but configuration is historically appropriate; 1-story rear addition with secondary entrance (1997)
ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS
Historic Information
Old Address (city dir.year
Building Moved?
Moved From
Original Owner
Comsumer's Sanitary and Coffee Stores Company
Original Architect
Architect Source
Builder
Ulrich, Leslie
Surveyor
LR
Surveyor Organization
Ramsey Historic Consultants
Survey Date
May-June 2016
Survey Area
Downtown Libertyville
Permit/Historic Information
Old Address
Date of Construction
Permit Moving Information
Moving Permit #
Date Moved
Original Permit Information
Building Permit #
Date
Building Permit Description
Cost
Original Owner Occupied?
Exterior Alteration Permits
97-525 (7/24/1997)--alterations and addition ($140,000)
Other Permit Information
COA Info
Historic Info
Article in the August 20, 1931 Independent Register states that the building was constructed for the Comsumer's Sanitary and Coffee Stores Company (grocery store chain). The building is described as "26 feet wide and 125 feet long. It will be a one-story brick structure with stone trim." Completion of the building was set for October 1.

Historic photo and information on 1950s tenants at Illinois Digital Archives (provided by Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society and Cook Memorial Public Library): "Keswick's was located at 515 N. Milwaukee Avenue. The store sold Gibson greeting cards, costume jewelry, dinnerware, flatware, and "gifts for all occasions." Petranke's Drug Store was located just to the north of Keswick's at 519 N. Milwaukee Avenue."
Other Sources
Sanborn Maps--1897 (Sheet 1); 1907 (Sheet 2); 1912 (Sheet 2); 1924 (Sheet 2); 1933 (Sheeet 2); 1948 (Sheet 2)
Historic Info Compiler
LR
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