• 720 Central Street Evanston IL 60201
    42.063846, -87.680481
    PIN: 11-07-105-006-0000
  • Local

    Within Local District?: No

    Local Dist Contrib/Non-Contrib?:

    Local Landmark?: Yes

    Year: 1978

    Local Landmark Eligible?:

    Criteria: A5 A9

  • National Register

    NR District Contrib/Non-Contrib:

    Within District?: No

    NR Landmark?: No


    NR Eligible?: Yes


    Alternate Address?:

  • General Information

    Category: Single Family Residential

    Condition: Excellent

    Integrity: Excellent

    Current Use: Single Family Residential

    Historic Use: Single Family Residential

    Secondary Structure: Two Car Garage

    NR Second:

  • Architectural Description

    Architectural Classification: Craftsman

    Details: Partial knee brackets until eave line and first and second story porch canopies; exposed roof rafters.

    Construction Year: 1924

    Other Year:

    Date source: Landmark nomination

    Wall Material (Current): Wood/Wood Siding

    Wall Material 2 (Current): Brick

    Plan: Asymmetrical

    No of Stories: 3

    Roof Type: Cross-Gabled

    Roof Material: Asphalt


    Porch: Entry Porch

    Window Material: Aluminum clad wood replacement

    Window Material 2: Storm Windows

    Window Type: Double Hung

    Window Configuration: Multi Light


    Historic Features: Entry porch, extended gable bays on east and west elevations; double gable on north elevation; clipped gable on south elevations.

    Alterations: Windows appear to have been replaced on all elevations.

  • Historic Information

    Old Address (city dir.year):

    Building Moved?:

    Moved From:

    Original Owner: H. E. Brookby

    Original Architect: Edgar Ovet Blake

    Architect Source: Landmark nomination


    Surveyor: NK

    Surveyor Organization: The Lakota Group

    Survey Date: 20-Jul-15

    Survey Area:

  • Permit/Historic Information

    Current Address: 720 Central Street

    Old Address:

    Date of Construction:

  • Permit Moving Information

    Moving Permit #:

    Date Moved:

  • Original Permit Information

    Building Permit #: BP#12136 (house), BP#12137 (garage)

    Date: 1924.02.08

    Building Permit Description: BP#12136, 1924.02.08, 2-sty frame dwelling 48'-2"W x 40'-8 1/2"D x 32'H $20,000, owner H.E. Brookley, archt E.O. Blake, mason/carpnt R.L Gonsalbes; BP#12137, 1924.02.08, 1-sty frame garage 20' x 20' x 13'H $1,000, owner H.E. Brookley, archt E.O. Blake, mason/carpnt R.L Gonsalbes

    Cost: $20,000 (house), $1,000 (garage)

    Original Owner Occupied?:

    Exterior Alteration Permits: BP#80-1679, 1980.10.09, reroofing $2,500. owner Mr. J Sadler, contractor Hanson Roofing; 13ROOF-0389, front (N) and side (E) entry rfs 2-story rf over windows (N elev); 12ACCS-0021, demolition of existing gar and construction of 3-car detached gar; 01WDW0000000001, remove window on E, and install 2 windows, new sliding door to replace 2 windows.

    Other Permit Information:

    COA Info: 13PRES-0213, replace existing asph shingle rfs on the front elev above entry and band of windows on the 2-floor and side entry with new standing seam copper rfs; 12PRES-0044, demolition of existing gar and surrounding conc, construction of a new wd frame detached 3-car gar 40' x 23' x 17'-6" and setback 3' from the S and E property lines, required setback for each of the 2 dormers from the exterior wall on the front elevation = 8', proposed setback = 5 '- 7.5"; 01HIS0000000005, kitchen remodeling, alteration from 3 to 2 casement windows with divided lights (E elevation), replace 2 windows with sliding door, fill opening with matching brick in color and texture.

    Historic Info: Evanston Landmark. Statement of Significance "...identified as architecturally significant in the 1972 IHSS..."

    Other Sources: Evanston History Center Building Files

    Historic Info Compiler:

    Volunteer: D.Euer

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