• 1427 Chicago Avenue Evanston IL 60201
    42.04366, -87.68052
    PIN: 1118414019
  • 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?:

    NR Landmark?:


    NR Eligible?:


    Alternate Address?:

  • General Information

    Category: Institutional - Religious Building

    Condition: Excellent

    Integrity: Excellent

    Current Use: Religious Building

    Historic Use: Religious Building

    Secondary Structure:

    NR Second:

  • Architectural Description

    Architectural Classification: Gothic Revival

    Details: Leaded glass transoms above main entrance doorways; finials on gable apexes; crickets on roof ridge lines.

    Construction Year: 1925

    Other Year: 1969

    Date source: Landmark nomination

    Wall Material (Current): Stone

    Wall Material 2 (Current):

    Plan: X-plan with wing extensions to the south.

    No of Stories: 3

    Roof Type: Cross-Gabled

    Roof Material: Clay Tile

    Foundation: Undetermined

    Porch: Terrace

    Window Material: Leaded Glass

    Window Material 2: Aluminum Clad Wood Replacement

    Window Type: Fixed

    Window Configuration: Multi Light


    Historic Features: Bell tower with arched openings; rise window in west nave; balustrade over entrance vestibule balcony; gothic arched windows with leaded and stained glass; side gables as chapels; cloisters; west wing in Jacobean Revival; Walker Chapel in Gothic Revival.


  • Historic Information

    Old Address (city dir.year):

    Building Moved?:

    Moved From:

    Original Owner: 1st Presbyterian Church

    Original Architect: D.H. Burhnam & Co. (orig bldg), Harry B. Wheelock (1925 addtn)

    Architect Source: Evanston History Center Bldg Files, Landmark nomination


    Surveyor: NK

    Surveyor Organization: The Lakota Group

    Survey Date: 21-Jul-15

    Survey Area:

  • Permit/Historic Information

    Current Address:

    Old Address:

    Date of Construction:

  • Permit Moving Information

    Moving Permit #:

    Date Moved:

  • Original Permit Information

    Building Permit #: BP#492 (orig bldg), BP#14021 (1925 addtn)

    Date: 1894.08.13 (orig bldg), 1925.05.04 (1925 addtn)

    Building Permit Description: BP#492, 1894.08.13, 2-sty Church and Sunday School, 92'W x 164'D x 58'H, 10 rooms, 4 wc, $47,000. owner First Presbyterian Church, archt D.H. Burnham & Co., mason C.T. Bartlett; BP#14021, 1925.05.04, 2-sty + English bsmnt brick addtn to church bldg, 86'W x 135'D x 45'H, $200,000. owner First Presbyterian Church, archt H.B. Wheelock, mason/carpnt H.B. Barnard

    Cost: $47,000. (orig bldg), $200,000. (1925 addtn)

    Original Owner Occupied?:

    Exterior Alteration Permits: BP#26000, 1948.07.27, church bldg improv. (bsmnt & 1st fl) new class rooms & chapels, owner First Pres. Church, archt Wm Alderman, mason/carpent W.E Schweitzer Co.; BP#none (app#26884), 1949.06.03, Church and Chapel improv and alteration $150,000., $50,000. owner 1st Presbyterian Church, mason/carpent W.E Schweitzer Co.; BP#35314, 1961.05.02, addtn and alts, $744,700. owner First United Presbyterian Church, archt B.F. Olson, carpnt Wm.E. Schweitzer & Co.; BP#35291, 1961.06.01, add exterior ornamental iron fire escape 3rd fl to grade $3,000.; 13MRPR-0010 PARTIAL REBUILD AND TUCKPOINTING OF TWO STONE GABLES 08MSWK-0097 MASONARY WORK & TUCKPOINTING 03MSW0000000054 BELL TOWER RENOVATION - 1ST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF EVANSTON 01MSW0000000069 RAMP 1427 CHICAGO AVENUE LST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 01WDW0000000002 REPLACE WINDOWS IN A LANDMARK HOUSE

    Other Permit Information: BP#34984, 1960.10.19, wreck 3-sty frame dwelling at 1419 Chicago; BP#34985, 1960.10.19, wreck 1 1/2-sty brick & stone church at 1405 Chicago; BP#34986, 1960.10.19, wreck 2 1/2-sty frame dwelling at 1411 Chicago

    COA Info: 13PRES-0040 Removing top 5 ft of the two end gables and rebuilding west and north gables. Replace existing limestone with new limestone to match the original. Using type N mortar to match the existing mortar in color and texture. 08PRES-0174 Repair deteriorated mortar at church masonry walls and install lead coated copper through flashing beneath coping stones. Use type N mortar. 03HIS0000000139 Grind and point interior and exterior exposed mortar joints. Replace approximately (20) 24x24" Joliet limestone units. Remove and reinstall or replace to match the existing clay tile shingles and hips. Replace copper soffit. Install new membrane roof at bell platform - slope to new scupper. Install new exterior ceiling below attic rafters. Replace metal sills and termination bars in bell platform to match existing. 01HIS0000000188 Parking lot reconstruction/resurfacing. No adverse effect on landmark property or buildings. 01HIS0000000190 Plastic storm glazing from 970s to be removed to restore leaded art glass and stained glass as required on south west and north elevations of original church building only.

    Historic Info: Evanston Landmark. Statement of Significance "...identified as architecturally significant in the 1972 IHSS..."; multiple frame dwellings and masonry church building (Church of All Souls, designed by Marion Mahony, BP#2012, 1903.09.03) wrecked in 1960 for surface parking lot at south end of site

    Other Sources: Evanston History Center Building Files

    Historic Info Compiler:

    Volunteer: D.Euer

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