Libertyville Histroic Preservation
Beginning Street Number
300

End Street Number

STREET # SUFFIX

Street Name
N. Milwaukee Avenue

PIN

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Photo Id:

MilwaukeeAveN300(1).jpg


Building Details
Building name
Central Park
Ground Floor Use
Park
Upper Floor Use
N/A
Current Occupant
Sunrise Rotary Park
Zoning
Number of Stories
N/A
Property Index Number
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
site
Condition
Good
Integrity
Current Use
Landscape - park
Historic Use
Landscape - park
Secondary Structure
NR Second
Architectural Description
Architectural Classification
Park
Details
Other Year
1988, 2000 (c)
Date source
Illinois Digital Archives/plaque/surveyor
Wall Material (Current)
Wall Material 2 (Current)
Plan
No of Stories
Roof Type
Roof Material
Foundation
Porch
Window Material
Window Material 2
Window Type
Window Configuration
Significance
Historic Features
Overall area of park is the same as 1893
Alterations
Gazebo (1988); playground at east end (c. 2000)
ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS
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Photo Id:

MilwaukeeAveN300(2).jpg


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MilwaukeeAveN300(3).jpg


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Photo Id:

MilwaukeeAveN300(4).jpg


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Photo Id:

MilwaukeeAveN300(CentralPark1900s).jpg


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MilwaukeeAveN300(CentralParkhistoricphoto).jpg


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
Permit Moving Information
Moving Permit #
Date Moved
Original Permit Information
Building Permit #
Date
Building Permit Description
Cost
Original Owner Occupied?
Exterior Alteration Permits
Other Permit Information
COA Info
Historic Info
From Illinois Digital Archives (info from Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society and Cook Memorial Public Library): "A view of Central Park looking east from Milwaukee Avenue. The Catholic church and rectory can be seen through the trees in the background. According to local historian Dean Larson, the cannon was later moved to Cook Park. During World War II it was melted down. Central Park was officially set aside as a park when C. Frank Wright's subdivision became an addition to the village of Libertyville in 1893. Wright's addition was primarily a residential neighborhood surrounding the park, bordered by Broadway Street on the north, Park Avenue on the south, Second Street on the east and Milwaukee Avenue on the west."
Other Sources
Historic photographs of park at Illinois Digital Archives (in collection of Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society and Cook Memorial Public Library):

http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/ref/collection/cookmemo11/id/37

http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/ref/collection/cookmemo11/id/6270
Historic Info Compiler
LR
Volunteer