• 1503 Florence Avenue Evanston IL 60201
    42.044962, -87.694823
    PIN: 10-13-416-008-0000
  • Local

    Within Local District?: No

    Local Dist Contrib/Non-Contrib?:

    Local Landmark?: Yes

    Year: 1983

    Local Landmark Eligible?:

    Criteria: A7

  • National Register

    NR District Contrib/Non-Contrib:

    Within District?: No

    NR Landmark?: No


    NR Eligible?: No


    Alternate Address?:

  • General Information

    Category: Single Family Residential

    Condition: Good

    Integrity: Excellent

    Current Use: Single Family Residential

    Historic Use: Single Family Residential

    Secondary Structure:

    NR Second:

  • Architectural Description

    Architectural Classification: Gable-Front House

    Details: Shingling in gable apex, bandboards, window trim and crowns.

    Construction Year: c. 1885

    Other Year:

    Date source: Landmark nomination

    Wall Material (Current): Wood Siding

    Wall Material 2 (Current): Wood Shingle

    Plan: Rectangular

    No of Stories: 2

    Roof Type: Cross-Gabled

    Roof Material: Asphalt Shingle

    Foundation: Brick

    Porch: Full Front

    Window Material: Vinyl

    Window Material 2: Storm Windows

    Window Type: Double Hung

    Window Configuration: 1-Jan

    Significance: Typical of late 19th century in Evanston, a 1 1/2 story vernacular building noteworthy for its integrity, including clapboard siding, steep gable roof, square-cut shingling in its gable apex, roofline with two side gables set flush with the side walls, shed roof supported by three square posts connected by a balustrade tops the front porch.

    Historic Features: Full front shed porch; transom over main entrance; gable bay and secondary entry porch on south elevation.

    Alterations: Accessibility ramp installed on south elevation; vinyl window installation; new entrance door on west elevation.

  • Historic Information

    Old Address (city dir.year):

    Building Moved?:

    Moved From:

    Original Owner: John Nieman

    Original Architect:

    Architect Source:

    Builder: John Nieman

    Surveyor: Nick Kalogeresis

    Surveyor Organization: The Lakota Group

    Survey Date: 15-Aug-15

    Survey Area:

  • Permit/Historic Information

    Current Address: 1503 Florence Avenue

    Old Address:

    Date of Construction: c. 1885

  • Permit Moving Information

    Moving Permit #:

    Date Moved:

  • Original Permit Information

    Building Permit #: BP583

    Date: February 11, 1895

    Building Permit Description: 1-sty brick add: 22'Wx16'Dx20'H, 2 rooms, 1 sink.

    Cost: $350

    Original Owner Occupied?:

    Exterior Alteration Permits: 14MSWK-0013: Install modular aluminum access ramp

    Other Permit Information: 24-June-1912. BP #4883 to raise the roof 3 feet higher on residence.Cost: $600. OWN John Nieman. Permit #35953, 1961.16.05, dem a 1-sty frame barn/gar, $450, OWN: Paul McNamara; Certificate #1452, Zoning Exception Certificate granted 1965.13.08, for 2-family dwelling, OWN Paul McNamara. 3-Nov.-1968. BP #86-13117 for a 1-story frame shed rebuild at back door. (microfiche)

    COA Info: 03HIS0000000016: Install new vinyl siding over existing clapboard siding and replace existing wd wins with vinyl double hung wins, paint front por and brick around the house.

    Historic Info: 1893 original structure built, original OWN and BLD unknown; 1895, John Nieman listed as OWN/BLG for 1-sty brick add; by 1961, Paul McNamara OWN (rental 2-family dwelling); by 1975, Monroe Walker OWN, sometime 1975, John C. McCurdy (1-family dwelling)

    Other Sources: 28-Oct-1986 Plat of Survey (microfiche)

    Historic Info Compiler:

    Volunteer: Leslie Cousineau, Tony Hurtig

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