• 1109 Emerson Street Evanston IL 60201
    42.052545, -87.686719
    PIN: 10-13-411-010-0000
  • Local

    Within Local District?: No

    Local Dist Contrib/Non-Contrib?:

    Local Landmark?: Yes

    Year: 1982

    Local Landmark Eligible?:

    Criteria: H1: Exemplify the cultural, political, economic, or social heritage of Evanston; 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?: No


    Alternate Address?:

  • General Information

    Category: Institutional - Religious Building

    Condition: Excellent

    Integrity: Excellent

    Current Use: Institutional - Religious Building

    Historic Use: Institutional - Religious Building

    Secondary Structure:

    NR Second:

  • Architectural Description

    Architectural Classification: Gothic Revival

    Details: Pointed arch openings, stonework, castellated parapet.

    Construction Year: 1908

    Other Year: 1923

    Date source: Inscribed on facade.

    Wall Material (Current): Brick

    Wall Material 2 (Current): Stone

    Plan: Cruciform

    No of Stories: 1 1/2

    Roof Type: Cross-Gabled

    Roof Material: Asphalt Shingle

    Foundation: Brick

    Porch: Stoop

    Window Material: Wood

    Window Material 2: Stained Glass

    Window Type: Fixed

    Window Configuration: Art Glass


    Historic Features: Corner turret, pointed arch openings, stained glass.

    Alterations: Some window replacements, rear addition.

  • Historic Information

    Old Address (city dir.year): 1942: 1107-1109

    Building Moved?:

    Moved From:

    Original Owner: Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal Church Organization

    Original Architect: Charles R Ayars, 1923 Addition: Robert S DeGolyer

    Architect Source: Ev Landmark Statement of Significance


    Surveyor: Douglas Gilbert, AIA

    Surveyor Organization: The Lakota Group

    Survey Date: 14-Aug-15

    Survey Area:

  • Permit/Historic Information

    Current Address: 1109 Emerson Street

    Old Address:

    Date of Construction: 1908

  • Permit Moving Information

    Moving Permit #:

    Date Moved:

  • Original Permit Information

    Building Permit #:

    Date: 1907-1909

    Building Permit Description:


    Original Owner Occupied?:

    Exterior Alteration Permits: 09ROOF-0392: rf; 08ROOF-0319: Remove and replace rf (flat rf area at rear only) 1981: EAM owner. Permit Ap 64944 Rehab to fire damage. Architect: Wendell Campbell

    Other Permit Information: 1917 Ebenezer AME Church gave permission to Mr Proli to errect a building for blacksmith purposes on the back of the lot. 1925: Bldg Permit #14568: Owner Rev WW Lucas (for church): Frame & Stucco 1-car garage 12x18x12 1929: Bldg Permit #19051 to improve 1.5 story frame and stucco house (rear porch addition) Architect: Midwestern Construction 1934: Bldg Permit #20881 to build frame 1-car garage 12x20x12 1942: Building Permit #23935 Concrete Coal Shed 1973: Bldg Permit 40868: Chain link fence 1974: Bldg Permit 41739 DEMOLISHED 1.5 story single family dwelling 1981:Bldg Permit 64944 EAM listed as owner. Rehab to fire damage. Architect: Wendell Campbell.

    COA Info: 09PRES-0201: Tear off old rfing material (asph shingles) on main rf of church, replace with new asph shingles GAF Elk 30 Timberline to match the existing shingles, on flat rf section at rear re-roof with GAF ruberoid membrane modified bitumen, replace all gutters and downspouts in kind; 08PRES-0168: Replace back flat section of rf, removing built up rf and install new in kind.

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