Libertyville Histroic Preservation
Beginning Street Number
519

End Street Number

STREET # SUFFIX

Street Name
N. Milwaukee Avenue

PIN

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MilwaukeeAveN519.jpg


Building Details
Building name
Ground Floor Use
Commercial
Upper Floor Use
Commercial Storage
Current Occupant
The Tavern
Zoning
C-1
Number of Stories
2
Property Index Number
1116300088
Local
Within Local District?
No

Local Dist Contrib/Non-Contrib?
NC

Local Landmark?
No

Year

Local Landmark Eligible?
No

Criteria

National Register
NR District Contrib/Non-Contrib
NC
Within District?
No
NR Landmark?
No
Year
NR Eligible?
No
Criteria
Alternate Address?
General Information
Category
Building
Condition
Good
Integrity
Major alterations
Current Use
Commerce/Trade
Historic Use
Commerce/Trade
Secondary Structure
NR Second
Architectural Description
Architectural Classification
Two Part Commercial Block (altered)
Details
Other Year
1980s/1997
Date source
Plaque; Illinois Digital Archives; permits
Wall Material (Current)
Brick
Wall Material 2 (Current)
Plan
Rectangular
No of Stories
2
Roof Type
Flat
Roof Material
Not Visible
Foundation
Not visible
Porch
Window Material
Aluminum/vinyl
Window Material 2
Window Type
Window Configuration
1-light; multi-light
Significance
Historic Features
Alterations
Historic facade was covered with a slipcover in 1964, and the storefront level was substantially altered. The building was remodeled again around in the 1980s---new facade features corbelled brick cornice, fixed 2nd-story windows with round-arch applied lintels, and single storefront with three-part storefront window and south end entry. Although closer in design to the original, the recent remodeling is substantially different from the original 19th-century design (see 1956 photograph); 2-story rear addition (not historic); secondary west facade with cornice, faux windows, entry (1997)
ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHS
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MilwaukeeAveN519(rear).jpg


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NMil519521.jpg


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NMilAve515519521.jpg


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MilwaukeeAveN515-521(1950s).jpg


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MilwaukeeAveN519(1970s).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
3493 (6/15/1964)--alterations to front facade (aluminum slip cover); 97-271 (5/12/1997)--install fypon-type cornice detail on existing building (west facade); photograph from 1981 Appearance Review Commission shows front facade and storefront level essentially the same as it is now.
Other Permit Information
COA Info
Historic Info
Information on 1950s-era tenants on Illinois Digital Archives (info 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 (Sheet 2), 1948 (Sheet 2)

Historic photograph of building (1950s) on Illinois Digital Archives (in collection of Libertyville-Mundelein Historical Society and Cook Memorial Public Library)--

http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/cookmemo11/id/1241/rec/2

1970s Assesor Photograph--

http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/cookmemo11/id/6651/rec/1
Historic Info Compiler
LR
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