• 1870 Orrington Avenue Evanston IL 60201
    42.052054, -87.680145
    PIN: 11-18-115-003-0000
  • Local

    Within Local District?: No

    Local Dist Contrib/Non-Contrib?:

    Local Landmark?: Yes

    Year: 1983

    Local Landmark Eligible?:

    Criteria: A4: Exhibit a high quality of architectural design without regard to the time built or historic associations; A5: Exemplify the work of a nationally or internationally known architect, or major local architect or master builder.

  • National Register

    NR District Contrib/Non-Contrib:

    Within District?: No

    NR Landmark?: No


    NR Eligible?: Yes


    Alternate Address?:

  • General Information

    Category: Multi Family Residential

    Condition: Excellent

    Integrity: Excellent

    Current Use: Multi Family Housing (Student Housing, Chi Omega)

    Historic Use: Multi Family Housing, (Student Housing)

    Secondary Structure:

    NR Second:

  • Architectural Description

    Architectural Classification: Collegiate Gothic

    Details: Stone trim around windows, pointed arch entry.

    Construction Year: 1926

    Other Year:

    Date source: Landmark Nomination

    Wall Material (Current): Stone

    Wall Material 2 (Current):

    Plan: L Shape

    No of Stories: 3 1/2

    Roof Type: Side Gabled

    Roof Material: Slate

    Foundation: Stone

    Porch: Terrace

    Window Material: Metal

    Window Material 2:

    Window Type: Casement

    Window Configuration: Multi Light


    Historic Features: Shed dormers, stonework.

    Alterations: Replacement windows, addition on 4th floor.

  • Historic Information

    Old Address (city dir.year):

    Building Moved?:

    Moved From:

    Original Owner: Northwestern University

    Original Architect: James Gamble Rodgers

    Architect Source: Landmark Nomination


    Surveyor: Douglas Gilbert, AIA

    Surveyor Organization: The lLkota Group

    Survey Date: 15-Aug-15

    Survey Area:

  • Permit/Historic Information

    Current Address: 1870 Orrington Avenue

    Old Address:

    Date of Construction: 1926

  • Permit Moving Information

    Moving Permit #:

    Date Moved:

  • Original Permit Information

    Building Permit #: BP#98-593 DO#52570 DO#52466 79-1562 BP#35218

    Date: 1998.07.30 2000.07.21 2000.07.13 1979.07.18 1961.05.02

    Building Permit Description: Fire Alarm System Mechanical Repair Electrical Fire Alarm 4th Floor Add, Bertram A. Weber - Architect

    Cost: $1500 $2000 $4500 $4000 $30,000

    Original Owner Occupied?:

    Exterior Alteration Permits: 10WNDR-0010: Install 84 replacement winds into 77 opening matching style and operation.

    Other Permit Information:

    COA Info: 10PRES-0125: Replacement of steel winds on the Emerson Street side (N elevation).

    Historic Info:

    Other Sources:

    Historic Info Compiler:

    Volunteer: Ellegant/Weiss

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