• 1707 Benson Avenue Evanston IL 60201
    42.048685, -87.683124
    PIN: 11-18-126-019-0000
  • Local

    Within Local District?: No

    Local Dist Contrib/Non-Contrib?:

    Local Landmark?: Yes

    Year: 1978

    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?: No


    Alternate Address?:

  • General Information

    Category: Commercial

    Condition: Excellent

    Integrity: Good

    Current Use: Commercial

    Historic Use: Commercial

    Secondary Structure:

    NR Second:

  • Architectural Description

    Architectural Classification: Art Deco/Art Moderne

    Details: Stone detail at storefronts.

    Construction Year: 1929

    Other Year: 1987

    Date source: Landmark Nomination

    Wall Material (Current): Stone

    Wall Material 2 (Current):

    Plan: Rectangular

    No of Stories: 1

    Roof Type: Flat

    Roof Material: Undetermined

    Foundation: Stone


    Window Material: aluminum

    Window Material 2: Metal

    Window Type: Fixed

    Window Configuration: Single Pane


    Historic Features: Stonework around storefronts.

    Alterations: Some storefronts replaced, awnings added.

  • Historic Information

    Old Address (city dir.year):

    Building Moved?:

    Moved From:

    Original Owner: Marshall Field & Company

    Original Architect: Graham, Anderson, Probst & White

    Architect Source: Landmark Nomination


    Surveyor: Douglas Gilbert, AIA

    Surveyor Organization: The Lakota Group

    Survey Date: 12-Aug-15

    Survey Area:

  • Permit/Historic Information

    Current Address: 1707 - 1709 Benson Avenue

    Old Address:

    Date of Construction: 1929

  • Permit Moving Information

    Moving Permit #:

    Date Moved:

  • Original Permit Information

    Building Permit #:


    Building Permit Description:


    Original Owner Occupied?:

    Exterior Alteration Permits: 12ADDC-0034, expand bat 17 by adding dining area, bar, and rest rooms into 1707 Benson; 08MSWK-0070, repair waterproof membrane under sidewalk areas.

    Other Permit Information:

    COA Info: 07HIS0000000145, repairs to existing limestone facade, replacing damaged stones with pieces to match, patching spalled stone with limestone patch to match existing, resetting loose stone, caulking and applying sealant between window frames and stone.

    Historic Info:

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