Libertyville Histroic Preservation
Beginning Street Number
536-542

End Street Number

STREET # SUFFIX

Street Name
N. Milwaukee Avenue

PIN

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Building Details
Building name
First National Bank
Ground Floor Use
Commercial
Upper Floor Use
Unknown
Current Occupant
Vacant/Spring Valley Trading Co. (536), Avenue 21 Dancewear (538), Dancenter North (540), Starbucks (542)
Zoning
C-1
Number of Stories
3
Property Index Number
1116405001 (536),
Local
Within Local District?
No

Local Dist Contrib/Non-Contrib?
C

Local Landmark?
No

Year

Local Landmark Eligible?
Potentially Eligible

Criteria
A, D

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
Moderate alterations
Current Use
Commerce/Trade
Historic Use
Commerce/Trade
Secondary Structure
NR Second
Architectural Description
Architectural Classification
Two Part Commercial Block
Details
Other Year
Date source
Sanborn Maps/Surveyor
Wall Material (Current)
Brick
Wall Material 2 (Current)
Plan
Rectangular
No of Stories
3
Roof Type
Flat
Roof Material
Not Visible
Foundation
Not visible
Porch
Window Material
Aluminum/vinyl
Window Material 2
Window Type
Double hung & storefront
Window Configuration
6/1; 1-light
Significance
Despite alterations, this brick commercial block with 1930s Art Deco/Art Moderne storefront may be eligible for local landmark designation.
Historic Features
Brick west and north facades; ornamental brick panels under metal cornice; continuous soldier course string course at 2nd-story window openings; stone storefront at northwest corner is historic alteration dating from c. 1930
Alterations
Original bank entrance with columns and oversized canopy removed; northwest corner storefront remodeled (c. 1930--historic alteration), with stone surround; storefronts at south side remodeled (1960s-70s), but later rehabilitated into historic configuration; round-arch 2nd story windows at east end of north facade bricked in--smaller 6/1 windows placed within opening; replacement windows on first story of north facade; replacement 2nd and 3rd story windows on both facades (historic configuration)
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
Permit Moving Information
Moving Permit #
Date Moved
Original Permit Information
Building Permit #
Date
Building Permit Description
Cost
Original Owner Occupied?
Exterior Alteration Permits
1048 (3/5/1955)--resurfacing front with enameled steel sections, recess front door of aluminum, alter display case; Appearance Review Commission minutes (7/21/2003)-- replacement upper windows in original openings; 94-508 (7/28/1994)--construct Starbucks coffee shop per Village plans (542)
Other Permit Information
COA Info
Historic Info
The First National Bank was the second bank in Libertyville, begun in January of 1903. In 1932, the bank merged with Lake County National Bank into the First Lake County National Bank. The upper floors of the building housed a theater, meeting rooms, and offices.
Other Sources
Illinois Digital Archives holds several historic photographs of the building soon after construction, as well as later photos from the 1950s and 1970s:

http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/cookmemo11/id/102/rec/3

http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/cookmemo11/id/103/rec/4

http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/cookmemo11/id/6264/rec/5

http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/cookmemo11/id/2107/rec/6

http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/cookmemo11/id/2034/rec/7

http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/cookmemo11/id/6265/rec/11

Sanborn Maps--1907 (Sheet 2), 1912 (Sheet 2), 1924 (Sheet 2), 1933 (Sheet 2), 1948 (Sheet 2)

IMAGES OF AMERICA: LIBERTYVILLE, p. 54-55
Historic Info Compiler
LR
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