• 2736 Hartzell Street Evanston IL 60201
    42.065288, -87.712259
    PIN: 05-34-322-001-0000
  • Local

    Within Local District?: No

    Local Dist Contrib/Non-Contrib?:

    Local Landmark?: Yes

    Year: 1987

    Local Landmark Eligible?:

    Criteria: 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


    NR Eligible?: Yes


    Alternate Address?:

  • General Information

    Category: Single Family Residential

    Condition: Excellent

    Integrity: Excellent

    Current Use: Single Family Residential

    Historic Use: Single Family Residential

    Secondary Structure: Two Car Garage

    NR Second:

  • Architectural Description

    Architectural Classification: Craftsman

    Details: Timbering and knee brackets in side gables and front gable, north elevation, timbering in parapet above one story extension below gable, north elevation; exposed rafter tails; window trim.

    Construction Year: c. 1910

    Other Year:

    Date source:

    Wall Material (Current): Board and Batten

    Wall Material 2 (Current): Stucco

    Plan: Asymmetrical

    No of Stories: 2

    Roof Type: Side Gabled

    Roof Material: Asphalt Shingle

    Foundation: Undetermined

    Porch: Partial Front

    Window Material: Wood

    Window Material 2: Storm Windows

    Window Type: Double Hung

    Window Configuration: Multi Light

    Significance: This large two-story bungalow is noteworthy for having been designed by Edgar O. Blake; Blake was born in Evanston, worked at one time for Steven A. Jennings and maintained a large residential practice; in design, this building combines Tudor, Craftsman, and Prairie stylistic influences and, in so doing, displays particularly fine design ingenuity; the gable roof and half-timbering in the second story facade evoke the Tudor style, but deep eaves with brackets and exposed purlins are Craftsmen details; the broad overhangs and horizontal board-and-batten siding up to the first floor lintel line are unmistakable Prairie characteristics; wide twelve-over-one windows, wrapping around a projecting front porch, reinforce the building's generally horizontal emphasis; similar windows, but six-over-one and eight-over-one, are found throughout the house; the front door, with a nine-pane light, is set under a deep overhang that forms a small porch; a low, stepped-up board-and-batten wall forms the edge of the stairs; the brick chimney, extending through the gable on the west side of the house, exhibits a similar stepped configuration; situated on a corner lot, this house is equally interesting on all facades.

    Historic Features: Pitched dormer on north elevation; partial front porch with board and batten; stepped chimney stack on west elevation; front one-story extension with multi-light transoms.


  • Historic Information

    Old Address (city dir.year):

    Building Moved?: No.

    Moved From:

    Original Owner: D. W. Allen

    Original Architect: Edgar O. Blake

    Architect Source: Building Permit #4418 Application Source: Evanston History Center Archives (3-ring binder)

    Builder: Larry S. Gilbert

    Surveyor: Nick Kalogeresis

    Surveyor Organization: The Lakota Group

    Survey Date: 15-Aug-15

    Survey Area:

  • Permit/Historic Information

    Current Address: 2736 Hartzell Street

    Old Address:

    Date of Construction: c. 1910

  • Permit Moving Information

    Moving Permit #:

    Date Moved:

  • Original Permit Information

    Building Permit #: BP#4418 BP#6450 BP#23388 BP#23623 BP#24607

    Date: BP#4418: 24-May 1911 BP#6450: 30-August 1915. BP#23388: 30-April-1941 BP#23623: 24-September 1941. BP#24607, 1945.23.10

    Building Permit Description: BP#23623 BP#4418: 2-story frame residence, 6 rooms. Size: 40'W x 31'-8"L x 25'H. BP#6450: 1-story frame garage. Size: 12'W x 20'L x 11'H. Cost: $100. BP#23388: 1-1/2 story frame house improvement - enlarge room. BP#23623, add two-car garage BP#24607, new dormer

    Cost: BP#4418: $6,000. BP#6450: $100. BP#23388: $1,750. BP#23623: $500. BP#2460, $300

    Original Owner Occupied?:

    Exterior Alteration Permits: 04RFS0000000515: Roof

    Other Permit Information: BP#6450, CON J. Olson. BP#24607, CON Dilbert Johnson

    COA Info: 04HIS0000000201: Tear off existing rf asph shingles on the main house and replace with 30-year three-tab asph shingles.

    Historic Info:

    Other Sources:

    Historic Info Compiler:

    Volunteer: Tyner, Leslie Cousineau, Tony Hurtig

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