• 1702 Chicago Avenue Evanston IL 60201
    42.047917, -87.678946
    PIN: 11-18-208-018-0000
  • Local

    Within Local District?: No

    Local Dist Contrib/Non-Contrib?:

    Local Landmark?: Yes

    Year: 1978

    Local Landmark Eligible?:

    Criteria: A4 A5

  • National Register

    NR District Contrib/Non-Contrib:

    Within District?: No

    NR Landmark?: Yes

    Year: 2006

    NR Eligible?:


    Alternate Address?:

  • General Information

    Category: Institutional- Civic Building

    Condition: Excellent

    Integrity: Excellent

    Current Use: Institutional - Civic Building

    Historic Use: Institutional - Civic Building

    Secondary Structure:

    NR Second:

  • Architectural Description

    Architectural Classification: Colonial Revival

    Details: Dentils above entrance porch entablature and under roof line; brick quoin work; soldier course window headers.

    Construction Year: 1912

    Other Year: 1936, 1967

    Date source: Wall plaque

    Wall Material (Current): Brick

    Wall Material 2 (Current): Stone

    Plan: Rectangular with one story extension on north elevation; two story enclosed porch on south elevation.

    No of Stories: 3

    Roof Type: Gambrel

    Roof Material: Slate

    Foundation: Concrete

    Porch: portico

    Window Material: Wood

    Window Material 2: Storm Windows

    Window Type: Double Hung

    Window Configuration: 1-Aug


    Historic Features: Columned entry portico; pedimented roof line dormers with columns; two story enclosed porch wing on south elevation with engaged columns; gambrel roof shape; entrance with pilasters and dentils.

    Alterations: Windows replaced in portico.

  • Historic Information

    Old Address (city dir.year):

    Building Moved?:

    Moved From:

    Original Owner: Woman's Club of Evanston

    Original Architect: Ernest A. Mayo

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


    Surveyor: NK

    Surveyor Organization: The Lakota Group

    Survey Date: 11-Aug-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#4795

    Date: 1912.04.30

    Building Permit Description: BP#4795, 1912.04.30, 3-sty club bldg 116'-8" x 51'-9" x 53'H, 20 rooms, $50,000. owner Woman's Club, archt E.A. Mayo, mason Nelson & Lewin, carpt A.L. Heagsteat

    Cost: $50,000.00

    Original Owner Occupied?:

    Exterior Alteration Permits: BP#21482, 1936.07.24, enclose porch $2,500. owner Evanston Womans Club, archt Mayo & Mayo; BP#35371, 1961.07.17, 1-sty kitchen addtn 29'-4" x 24' x 16'-4"H $23,000. archt Arthur H. Knox; BP#38021, 1967.01.23, front entrance and canopy addtn $20,000.; 15MRPR-0027: rebuild north chimney, repair west chimney, brick replacement, grinding and tuckpointing; 09WNDW-0022: replacement of non-original porch windows, porch repair & historic window repair; 08WNDR-0024: window replacement only 1st + 2nd floors; 06RFS 0000000070: roof; 01AIR0000000061: a/c/ unit, chiller system.

    Other Permit Information:

    COA Info: 15PRES-0041: tuckpointing; 09PRES-0180: Replacement of 2-story porch casement wood windows on the east, west and south elevations with new casement wood windows to match the existing type, material and window light configuration. Existing window transoms to remain. Remove existing wall below porch windows and behind porch railing. Remove porch railing and balusters and salvage for repair and installation. Provide new porch wall and reinstall railing. Originally approved on 7/15/08; 08PRES-0104: Replacement of non-original wood windows at two-story enclosed porch with new, wood, divided-light windows; repair of historic windows at all facades and repair of porch balusters and replacement of wood panels; 06HIS0000000030: Replace existing roofing slate in kind (18" green Vermont slate), replace copper gutters and downspouts in kind.

    Historic Info: Evanston Landmark. Statement of Significance "Designed by an important Evanston architect, this structure has two parallel sections that are separated at some distance from one another and connected by a longer section, all with gambrel roofs with strong cornices and eaves.

    Other Sources: Evanston History Center Building Files

    Historic Info Compiler:

    Volunteer: D.Euer

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