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  • 636 Emerson Street Evanston IL 60201
    42.051921, -87.679111
    PIN: 11-18-115-003-0000
  • Local

    Within Local District?: No

    Local Dist Contrib/Non-Contrib?:

    Local Landmark?: Yes

    Year: 1983

    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

    Year:

    NR Eligible?: Yes

    Criteria:

    Alternate Address?:

  • General Information

    Category: Multi Family Residential

    Condition: Excellent

    Integrity: Excellent

    Current Use: Multi Family Residential

    Historic Use: Multi Family Residential

    Secondary Structure:

    NR Second:

  • Architectural Description

    Architectural Classification: Collegiate Gothic

    Details: Stone window trim, pointed arch stone entry, decorative copper scuppers, stop balustrade.

    Construction Year: 1926

    Other Year:

    Date source: Landmark Nomination

    Wall Material (Current): Stone

    Wall Material 2 (Current):

    Plan: Rectangular

    No of Stories: 3 1/2

    Roof Type: Cross-Gabled

    Roof Material: Slate

    Foundation: Stone

    Porch: Terrace

    Window Material: aluminum

    Window Material 2:

    Window Type: Casement

    Window Configuration: Multi Light

    Significance:

    Historic Features: Stone trim, decorative stone entry, shed dormers, bay windows.

    Alterations: Replacement windows.

  • Historic Information

    Old Address (city dir.year):

    Building Moved?:

    Moved From:

    Original Owner: Northwestern University

    Original Architect: James Gamble Rogers

    Architect Source: Landmark Nomination

    Builder:

    Surveyor: Douglas Gilbert, AIA

    Surveyor Organization: The Lakota Group

    Survey Date: 14-Aug-15

    Survey Area:

  • Permit/Historic Information

    Current Address: 636 Emerson Street

    Old Address:

    Date of Construction: 1926

  • Permit Moving Information

    Moving Permit #:

    Date Moved:

  • Original Permit Information

    Building Permit #:

    Date: Circa 1927 (source: Sanborn Map 1920 updated to 1927, and history center file on 630 Emerson)

    Building Permit Description:

    Cost:

    Original Owner Occupied?:

    Exterior Alteration Permits: 13MSWK-0178: Add ADA accessible walkway and resurface patio at SE corner of sorority house and new electrical service.

    Other Permit Information: 1963: Northwestern University Pi Beta Phi sorority Bldg Permit 36361 for alterations. Inspections: Institutional Rooming House

    COA Info: 13PRES-0247: Construct ADA accessible means to enter Pi Beta Phi sorority house at 636 Emerson on the interior court yard and at the SE corner of bldg, not visible from the public way.

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