• 1501 Chicago Avenue Evanston IL 60201
    42.045074, -87.679922
    PIN: 11-18-408-014-0000
  • Local

    Within Local District?: No

    Local Dist Contrib/Non-Contrib?:

    Local Landmark?: Yes

    Year: 1982

    Local Landmark Eligible?:


  • National Register

    NR District Contrib/Non-Contrib:

    Within District?: No

    NR Landmark?: Yes

    Year: 1984

    NR Eligible?:


    Alternate Address?:

  • General Information

    Category: Commercial

    Condition: Excellent

    Integrity: Excellent

    Current Use: Commercial

    Historic Use: Commercial

    Secondary Structure:

    NR Second:

  • Architectural Description

    Architectural Classification: French Eclectic

    Details: Coursed cut stone with protruding stone sills; carved stone volutes over end windows; central carved stone surround oriole window flanked by larger casement windows with French balconies.

    Construction Year: 1927

    Other Year:

    Date source: Evanston: 150 Years, 150 Places, Second Edition, Design Evanston, 2013

    Wall Material (Current): Stone

    Wall Material 2 (Current):

    Plan: Rectangle

    No of Stories: 4+

    Roof Type: Mansard

    Roof Material: Slate

    Foundation: Undetermined


    Window Material: Metal

    Window Material 2:

    Window Type: Double Casement with Transom

    Window Configuration: Multi Light/Multi Light


    Historic Features: Mansard roof with stone and copper dormers; smooth coursed stone block facade, symmetrical around central carved stone surround oriole window flanked by larger casement windows; dominant chimneys, main floor storefront in original metal and copper coping over, carved stone and bronze side entrance.


  • Historic Information

    Old Address (city dir.year):

    Building Moved?:

    Moved From:

    Original Owner: F. A. Cooper (The Chaumont)

    Original Architect: Thielbar & Fugard

    Architect Source: Landmark nomination


    Surveyor: Susan Turner, AIA

    Surveyor Organization: The Lakota Group

    Survey Date: 15-Aug-15

    Survey Area:

  • Permit/Historic Information

    Current Address: 1501 - 1509 Chicago Avenue, 531 Grove Street

    Old Address:

    Date of Construction: 1927

  • Permit Moving Information

    Moving Permit #:

    Date Moved:

  • Original Permit Information

    Building Permit #: BP#17130

    Date: 1927.08.04

    Building Permit Description: BP#17130, 1927.08.04, 4-sty bedford stone apt and stores $180,000. owner/mason/carpnt F.A. Cooper, archt Thielbar & Fugard

    Cost: $180,000.00

    Original Owner Occupied?:

    Exterior Alteration Permits: BP#37573, 1966.01.19, 1507 Chicago, storefront remodeling $200. owner Evanston Bond & Mort., GC Niestrand & Stanke

    Other Permit Information:

    COA Info:

    Historic Info: Evanston Landmark. Statement of Significance "This nicely scaled and detailed structure, designed by a firm active in the Chicago area, has shops on the ground floor and apartments on the three upper ones, the tip one set in a mansard roof..."

    Other Sources: Evanston History Center Building Files

    Historic Info Compiler:

    Volunteer: D.Euer

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