• 820 Gaffield Place Evanston IL 60201
    42.056715, -87.682712
    PIN: 10-24-221-002-0000
  • Local

    Within Local District?: No

    Local Dist Contrib/Non-Contrib?:

    Local Landmark?: Yes

    Year: 1985

    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: Multi Family Residential

    Condition: Good

    Integrity: Good

    Current Use: Multi-Family Residential

    Historic Use: Single-Family Residential

    Secondary Structure: Modern Garage

    NR Second:

  • Architectural Description

    Architectural Classification: Queen Anne

    Details: Fish scale shingles, ornamental porch, decorative window casings.

    Construction Year: 1906

    Other Year:

    Date source: Building Permit

    Wall Material (Current): Vinyl Siding

    Wall Material 2 (Current): Wood shingles

    Plan: T Shape

    No of Stories: 2

    Roof Type: Cross-Gabled

    Roof Material: Asphalt Shingle

    Foundation: Stone

    Porch: Full Front

    Window Material: Wood

    Window Material 2:

    Window Type: Double Hung

    Window Configuration: 1-Jan

    Significance: Typical of the vernacular structures built in Evanston in the 1880's and 1890's, this two-and-a-half story frame house is distinguished for the quality and design consistency of its detailing.

    Historic Features: Decorative porch, shingled gable (may not be original) structure's front gable has a inset bargeboard that is supported at the corners by brackets and ornamented with circular wood moldings; paired second- and third-story window lintels with ornamental details similar to those found on the bargeboard; front porch extending across the front of the house with turned posts and spindlework; doorway behind flanked by sidelights and topped by a low-relief classical cornice; adjacent is a three-part window topped by stained glass transoms.

    Alterations: Siding, deck addition at side, third-floor dormer and stairway were added to the side of the house in 1952.

  • Historic Information

    Old Address (city dir.year):

    Building Moved?:

    Moved From:

    Original Owner: H. G. Burden (1906)

    Original Architect: H. G. Burden(1906)

    Architect Source: Building Permit (1906)


    Surveyor: Douglas Gilbert, AIA

    Surveyor Organization: The Lakota Group

    Survey Date: 14-Aug-15

    Survey Area:

  • Permit/Historic Information

    Current Address: 820 Gaffield Place

    Old Address:

    Date of Construction: c. 1885

  • Permit Moving Information

    Moving Permit #:

    Date Moved:

  • Original Permit Information

    Building Permit #: BP 2739

    Date: 1906.13.06

    Building Permit Description: 1-1/2 story frame barn, 2 rooms, 24'W x 16'L x 16'H

    Cost: $200

    Original Owner Occupied?:

    Exterior Alteration Permits: 13PLMB-0391:Solar domestic hot water system add; 08FRP0000000021: 6 ft pine fence; 06FRA0000000157: Replace existing wd fence with wrought iron fence move fence 1.46'' to W per survey

    Other Permit Information: Original BP not found at EHC, earliest BP is 1906 is for a barn noted above; 1958.29.07, Permit #33606, 3rd flr dormer and an exterior stairway from 3rd flr to grade (cost $1500.). 12-Nov.-1982. BP#82-5813 to replace stairs and landings. OWN Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Raskin. 7-Oct.-1997. BP#97-37682 to rebuild garage. OWN Harris. 1-Oct.-1999. BP#99-49839 to wreck and haul existing garage and erect a detached garage with slab apron. OWN Harris. 20-Apr-2000 Inspection Report of fire damage. Roof over bedroom and portion of kitchen at north end of building. Replace burnt rafters (& ten), ridge board, ties, ceiling joists.

    COA Info: 13PRES-0252: Solar panel

    Historic Info: Source: Evanston History Center Archives (3-ring binder) 28-Mar-1957 Plat of Survey (microfiche) 6-Sept.-1989 Plat of Survey (microfiche)

    Other Sources:

    Historic Info Compiler:

    Volunteer: Leslie Cousineau, Tony Hurtig

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