• 1717 Benson Avenue Evanston IL 60201
    42.049114, -87.682909
    PIN: 11-18-126-005-0000
  • Local

    Within Local District?: No

    Local Dist Contrib/Non-Contrib?:

    Local Landmark?: Yes

    Year: 1978

    Local Landmark Eligible?:

    Criteria: H1

  • National Register

    NR District Contrib/Non-Contrib:

    Within District?: No

    NR Landmark?: No


    NR Eligible?: No


    Alternate Address?:

  • General Information

    Category: Institutional - Religious Building

    Condition: Excellent

    Integrity: Excellent

    Current Use: Institutional - Religious Building

    Historic Use: Institutional - Religious Building

    Secondary Structure:

    NR Second:

  • Architectural Description

    Architectural Classification: Gothic Revival

    Details: Brick/stone buttresses, arched stained glass window triplet, punched stained glass windows, continuous flat belt course, central entrance, stone insets and curved coping on crenelated parapet

    Construction Year: 1912

    Other Year:

    Date source: Landmark nomination

    Wall Material (Current): Brick

    Wall Material 2 (Current): Stone

    Plan: Rectangular

    No of Stories: 3

    Roof Type: Flat

    Roof Material: Undetermined

    Foundation: Brick


    Window Material: Wood

    Window Material 2: Stained Glass

    Window Type: Fixed

    Window Configuration: Multi Light


    Historic Features: Corner tower with copper octagonal point dome and brick/stone buttresses, crenelated parapet, center bay flanked by shallow buttresses, with central arched stained glass window over three punched stained glass windows, central entrance with small raised entablature over brick pilasters, punched stained glass windows on tower and other side.

    Alterations: Bricked in window opening in tower, a/c unit through stained glass, main floor opening glass-blocked in, replaced doors.

  • Historic Information

    Old Address (city dir.year):

    Building Moved?:

    Moved From:

    Original Owner: Second Baptist Church

    Original Architect: Charles P. Rawson

    Architect Source: Landmark nomination


    Surveyor: Susan Turner

    Surveyor Organization: The Lakota Group

    Survey Date: 15-Jul-15

    Survey Area:

  • Permit/Historic Information

    Current Address: 1717 Benson Avenue

    Old Address:

    Date of Construction:

  • Permit Moving Information

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    Date Moved:

  • Original Permit Information

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    Original Owner Occupied?:

    Exterior Alteration Permits: 08roof-0030: tuckpointing; 07rfs0000000263: tuckpointing

    Other Permit Information:

    COA Info: 13PRES-0216: Install on S elev. new metal exterior egress stair from the existing 2nd floor balcony, remove existing wood balcony; 08PRES-0047: W and S face brick elevations: remove existing mortar joints approximately 1/2" deep and tuckpoint 100% using historical mortar mix.

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