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  • 813 Forest Avenue Evanston IL 60202
    42.032723, -87.67355
    PIN: 11-19-404-032-0000
  • Local

    Within Local District?: No

    Local Dist Contrib/Non-Contrib?:

    Local Landmark?: Yes

    Year: 1982

    Local Landmark Eligible?:

    Criteria: A4: Exhibit a high quality of architectural design without regard to the time built or historic associations.

  • National Register

    NR District Contrib/Non-Contrib:

    Within District?: No

    NR Landmark?: Yes

    Year: 1984

    NR Eligible?:

    Criteria:

    Alternate Address?:

  • General Information

    Category: Multi Family Residential

    Condition: Excellent

    Integrity: Excellent

    Current Use: Multi Family Residential

    Historic Use: Multi Family Residential

    Secondary Structure:

    NR Second:

  • Architectural Description

    Architectural Classification: Jacobean Revival

    Details: Stone window surrounds, lintels and segmented arches; stone shield medallions and carvings.

    Construction Year: 1929

    Other Year:

    Date source:

    Wall Material (Current): Brick

    Wall Material 2 (Current): Stone

    Plan: Rectangular

    No of Stories: 4+

    Roof Type: Pitched

    Roof Material: Slate

    Foundation: Undetermined

    Porch:

    Window Material: Leaded Glass

    Window Material 2:

    Window Type: Casement with Transom

    Window Configuration: Multi Light

    Significance:

    Historic Features: Leaded glass window groupings with carved stone spandrel panels on west elevation; four-story crenelated tower; arched entrance ways on south elevation;chimney stack with pots; north elevation; gable top with oriel window beneath at building's southwest corner; flat, finials at roof line.

    Alterations:

  • Historic Information

    Old Address (city dir.year):

    Building Moved?:

    Moved From:

    Original Owner: Bowman & Regner

    Original Architect: Jens J Jensen

    Architect Source: Building Permit

    Builder: J. G. Regner

    Surveyor: Nick Kalogeresis

    Surveyor Organization: The Lakota Group

    Survey Date: 15-Aug-15

    Survey Area:

  • Permit/Historic Information

    Current Address: 813-815 Forest Avenue

    Old Address:

    Date of Construction: 1929

  • Permit Moving Information

    Moving Permit #:

    Date Moved:

  • Original Permit Information

    Building Permit #: BP18979

    Date: 6-May-29

    Building Permit Description: 3-sty brick apartment building (12 units) with 4 attached garages

    Cost: $129,000.00

    Original Owner Occupied?:

    Exterior Alteration Permits: 06RFS0000000034: Apply bitumen rf system over existing flat rf areas.

    Other Permit Information: 1923.04.04, Permit #10818 at 815 Forest for 1-frame rf garage. 12'6"W x 20'6"L x 12'H, cost $200.

    COA Info: 06HIS0000000014: Install bitumen rf system over flat rf.

    Historic Info: 1929.11.01, Plat of Survey at Evanston History Center, 1980.17.04 named Evanston Landmark; MP 1927.28.04 4, permit issued to move a house on 815 Forest Avenue. Source: Evanston History Center Archives (3-ring binder) STATEMENT OF SIGNIFICANCE: A4 This elegantly designed three-story apartment structure is nestled between other buildings on a narrow site. Its two entrances are reached from the south side where a slot leads past a polygonal and a flat bay to the rear entrance in the back wing. Tudor-inspired design allows the building to imitate an English country house; its slate roof is broken by crenelations and pediments, brick and limestone walls are enhanced by excellent brickwork and carefully detailed door and window surrounds, and its masses are enlivened at the front by an attached tower and third floor bay window. The building has excellent integrity.

    Other Sources:

    Historic Info Compiler:

    Volunteer: Leslie Cousineau, Tony Hurtig

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