• 1401 - 1407 Elmwood Avenue Evanston IL 60201
    42.0428527, -87.6835061
    PIN: 11-18-323-016-0000; 11-18-323-017-0000; 11-18-323-018-0000; 11-18-323-019-0000
  • Local

    Within Local District?: No

    Local Dist Contrib/Non-Contrib?:

    Local Landmark?: Yes

    Year: 1978

    Local Landmark Eligible?:

    Criteria: A4 A5 A9

  • National Register

    NR District Contrib/Non-Contrib:

    Within District?: Yes

    NR Landmark?: No

    Year: 1984

    NR Eligible?: No


    Alternate Address?:

  • General Information

    Category: Multi Family Residential

    Condition: Excellent

    Integrity: Good

    Current Use: Multi Family Residential

    Historic Use: Multi Family Residential

    Secondary Structure:

    NR Second:

  • Architectural Description

    Architectural Classification: Shingle Style

    Details: Three wood shingled gables, corner peaked two-faced gables, brick belt course on main floor, decorative brick band on second floor, dentil moulding on deep fascia boards at entry porches.

    Construction Year: 1890

    Other Year:

    Date source: Landmark nomination

    Wall Material (Current): Brick

    Wall Material 2 (Current): Wood Shingle

    Plan: Rectangle

    No of Stories: 2 1/2

    Roof Type: Gambrel

    Roof Material: Asphalt Shingle


    Porch: Entry Porch

    Window Material: Wood

    Window Material 2: Storm Windows

    Window Type: Double Hung

    Window Configuration: 1-Jan


    Historic Features: Dominant front projecting gable expressed center section, one gable each side, corner peaked two-faced gables; corner recessed entries with arched openings and stone elements at spring points; two flanking entry porches with turned columns to either side of center bay; corner recessed entries with arched openings and stone elements at spring points, entry porches with turned columns to either side of center bay.

    Alterations: New shingle pattern on gable ends; screened in porch on on side; acorn newels on same porch.

  • Historic Information

    Old Address (city dir.year):

    Building Moved?:

    Moved From:

    Original Owner: Thomas Craven

    Original Architect: Stephen A. Jennings

    Architect Source: Landmark nomination


    Surveyor: Susan Turner

    Surveyor Organization: The Lakota Group

    Survey Date: 15-Jul-15

    Survey Area:

  • Permit/Historic Information

    Current Address: 1401 - 1407 Elmwood Avenue

    Old Address:

    Date of Construction: 1890

  • Permit Moving Information

    Moving Permit #:

    Date Moved:

  • Original Permit Information

    Building Permit #:


    Building Permit Description:


    Original Owner Occupied?:

    Exterior Alteration Permits: 11fnce-0204: fence; 11dkpc-0009: take down old deck, supply and install new deck, supply and install new deck and stairs 8' w x 14' l at rear east elevation; 10roof-0104: roof; 07rfs0000000416: roof

    Other Permit Information: 1967, BP No. 38298: Samuel Sherwin Realty, Permit to alter a one-story, four unit building, builder: Diro Construction Co.

    COA Info: 11 PRES-0170: Remove existing brick paver patio, concrete pad and sidewalk brick path, install concrete block pavers throughout back yard and side yard up to the side yard tree line; January 17, 2012 Preservation Commission approved as revised; 11PRES-0163: Replace existing 6' high wood fence x 20' long from the SE corner of the garage to the E rear property line; 11PRES-0044: Demolish existing wooden deck and stairs at rear east elevation, construct new wooden deck and stairs with railing (8' W x 14' L); 10PRES-0071: Replace asphalt shingles from roof with new asphalt shingles; 08PRES-0206: Existing garage: remove aluminum siding, gutters, two windows, side service door and garage door. Replace exterior finish with hardy plank siding (3" exposure) with trim boards, new aluminum gutters and downspouts, new wood side door, new double hung wood windows and new wood garage door 10'-0" wide from 9'-0" (Alteration); 07HIS0000000192: Replace roof asphalt shingles on front porch and paint; 07HIS0000000184: Porch and roof repair including gutters, repair porch ceiling to match design and material; 07HIS0000000160: Remove old shingles on entire unit and replace with 30-yr. asphalt shingles; 07HIS0000000162: Remove and replace asphalt shingles with same 30-yr. shingles; 07HIS0000000074: Expand existing one-car garage to two-car garage [Construction/Demolition]

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    Volunteer: Aleca Sullivan

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