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  • 800 Greenleaf Street Evanston IL 60601
    42.037426, -87.682919
    PIN: 11-19-116-001-0000
  • Local

    Within Local District?: No

    Local Dist Contrib/Non-Contrib?:

    Local Landmark?: Yes

    Year: 1982

    Local Landmark Eligible?:

    Criteria: A4 A5 A8

  • National Register

    NR District Contrib/Non-Contrib:

    Within District?: No

    NR Landmark?: No

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    NR Eligible?: Yes

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  • General Information

    Category: Institutional - Educational Building

    Condition: Excellent

    Integrity: Excellent

    Current Use: Institutional - Educational Building

    Historic Use: Institutional - Educational Building

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  • Architectural Description

    Architectural Classification: Venetian Gothic

    Details: Flemish bond brick with peaked openings, partial stone base at entry with Corinthian detail at pier tops, large and small campanile towers, stone details (sills, watercourse, quoins, diamond medallions at high level, carved spandrel panels, mini columns at paired openings each side of campanile) clay tile mini-mansard at parapet, blue and black glazed bricK details and soldier row at high level

    Construction Year: 1928

    Other Year:

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

    Wall Material (Current): Brick

    Wall Material 2 (Current): Stone

    Plan: Symmetrical-L Shape

    No of Stories: 3

    Roof Type: Flat

    Roof Material: Undetermined

    Foundation: Concrete

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    Window Material: Vinyl

    Window Material 2:

    Window Type: Double Hung

    Window Configuration: 1/1/01

    Significance: An educational building with exceptional eclecticism but with Venetian Gothic influences, it is also notable for its clear articulation and ample fenestration of the classroom wings and its clock tower. Childs and Smith were well known bank and school architects; Frank Childs was a long time Evanstonian. The firm was closely associated with Northwestern University's downtown campus from 1924. Childs later became a fellow of the American Institute of Architects and regional advisor for the U.S. Office of Education. Frederick Nichols was the longtime superintendent of schools in this school district and had a major impact on the design of this school.

    Historic Features: Partial stone base at entry with Corinthian detail at pier tops; large and small campanile towers; carved spandrel panels, mini columns at paired openings each side of campanile) clay tile mini-mansard at parapet.

    Alterations: Window and door replacements.

  • Historic Information

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    Building Moved?:

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    Original Owner: School District 76 "Nichols Middle School"

    Original Architect: Childs and Smith

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

    Builder:

    Surveyor: Susan Turner, AIA

    Surveyor Organization: The Lakota Group

    Survey Date: 21-Jun-15

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  • Permit/Historic Information

    Current Address: 800 Greenleaf Street

    Old Address:

    Date of Construction: 1928

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    Historic Info: 1980.17.04, designated Evanston Landmark.

    Other Sources:

    Historic Info Compiler:

    Volunteer: Leslie Cousineau

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