• 914 Ashland Avenue Evanston IL 60202
    42.03467, -87.693557
    PIN: 10-24-221-002-0000
  • Local

    Within Local District?: No

    Local Dist Contrib/Non-Contrib?:

    Local Landmark?: Yes

    Year: 1978

    Local Landmark Eligible?:

    Criteria: A4 A5 A9

  • National Register

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    Within District?: No

    NR Landmark?: No


    NR Eligible?: Yes


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  • General Information

    Category: Institutional - Educational Building

    Condition: Excellent

    Integrity: Excellent

    Current Use: Institutional - Educational Building

    Historic Use: Institutional - Educational Building

    Secondary Structure:

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  • Architectural Description

    Architectural Classification: Romanesque Revival

    Details: Metal soffit and dentil work over pinched windows flanked by brick pilasters, over metal cornice with garlands and dentils, over Palladian stained glass window with terra cotta cornice on side sashed and curved brick arch center with terra cotta filigree, Over arcaded entrance with stone piers and pilasters and brick arches and terra cotta school nameplate, terra cotta details below entrance roof, main facades have variegated narrow brick and coursed stone base with heavy, detailed watercourse, main floor arched windows with brick arches supported on pilasters in between and terra cotta sills, large plaster soffit overhang on roof with metal brick dentil course below it, corner pilasters with terra cotta details.

    Construction Year: 1900

    Other Year: 1953-54

    Date source: Landmark nomination

    Wall Material (Current): Brick

    Wall Material 2 (Current): Stone

    Plan: L Shape, with additions.

    No of Stories: 3

    Roof Type: Hipped

    Roof Material: Asphalt Shingle

    Foundation: Stone

    Porch: Recessed Entry

    Window Material: Vinyl

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    Window Type: Double Hung with Transom

    Window Configuration: Multi Light/Multi Light

    Significance: A4: The restrained classicism, the crispness of the detail, the monumental siting and handling of clear-cut masses, and the generally excellent proportions combine to make this an excellent design. A5: Patton and Fisher, later Patton Fisher and Miller, later Patton and Miller, was a prolific Chicago firm. Norman S. Patton specialized in schools, libraries and college buildings. A fellow of the American Institute of Architects, he graduated from MIT in 1874 and developed a large practice over the years. This is the only Evanston school which Patton designed. A9: This structure appears on the Illinois Historic Structures Survey.

    Historic Features: L shaped plan with corner turret entry with arched arcade base with columns and capitals, deep cornice and soffit, heavy corner pilasters, stone base, Palladian window above arcade base entrance; conical tower top/

    Alterations: Multiple additions to the north of the original building, replacement windows on east and south elevations.

  • Historic Information

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    Original Owner: Washington School

    Original Architect: Patton, Fisher and Miller

    Architect Source: Evanston: 150 Years, 150 Places, Second Edition, Design Evanston, 2013


    Surveyor: Susan Turner

    Surveyor Organization: The Lakota Group

    Survey Date: 22-Jun-15

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  • Permit/Historic Information

    Current Address: 914 Ashland Avenue

    Old Address:

    Date of Construction: 1900

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