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  • 1835 Grant Street Evanston IL 60201
    42.0595, -87.698504
    PIN: 10-24-403-009-0000
  • 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

    Year:

    NR Eligible?: No

    Criteria:

    Alternate Address?:

  • General Information

    Category: Single Family Residential

    Condition: Excellent

    Integrity: Excellent

    Current Use: Commercial

    Historic Use: Single Family Residential

    Secondary Structure:

    NR Second:

  • Architectural Description

    Architectural Classification: Queen Anne

    Details: Vergeboard in gable; window trim and crowns.

    Construction Year: c. 1880

    Other Year:

    Date source: Landmark nomination

    Wall Material (Current): Wood Siding

    Wall Material 2 (Current):

    Plan: Gable-Ell with one story wings in north elevation.

    No of Stories: 2 1/2

    Roof Type: Cross-Gabled

    Roof Material: Asphalt Shingle

    Foundation:

    Porch: Stoop

    Window Material: Wood

    Window Material 2: Storm Windows

    Window Type: Double Hung

    Window Configuration: Multi Light

    Significance: Two-story clapboard clad structure is representative of the use of ornamental features to embellish a simple house type, gable rafters and gable top are enriched with heavy board cutouts produced with mechanized wood working equipment; their thickness stands in sharp contrast to the thickness of the surrounds with shoulders and feet and the thin cornices found on the two-over-two double-hung windows, three above and two below.

    Historic Features: Gable vergeboard; window trim, chimney stack on east elevation.

    Alterations: Third ground-floor opening is the main entrance with its projecting porch roof carefully rebuilt to simulate an original feature, projection added in 1956 toward the back on the east side does not detract from the original structure's character.

  • Historic Information

    Old Address (city dir.year): 1515 Wesley Avenue

    Building Moved?: Yes

    Moved From: 1515 Wesley Avenue

    Original Owner: Unknown; however, Evanston Day Nursery is listed as owner as early as December 6, 1954.

    Original Architect:

    Architect Source:

    Builder:

    Surveyor: Nick Kalogeresis

    Surveyor Organization: The Lakota Group

    Survey Date: 23-Jul-15

    Survey Area:

  • Permit/Historic Information

    Current Address: 1835 Grant Street

    Old Address: 1515 Wesley Avenue

    Date of Construction: c. 1880

  • Permit Moving Information

    Moving Permit #: Not noted on "Petition To Move A Building" document (April 3, 1956)

    Date Moved: 1956

  • Original Permit Information

    Building Permit #:

    Date: c. 1880s (Statement of Significance at EHC, 3-ring binder)

    Building Permit Description:

    Cost:

    Original Owner Occupied?:

    Exterior Alteration Permits: 13FNCE-0171: Fence; 08AIRC-0037: Replace 2 AC units.

    Other Permit Information: After moved to Grant St., bldg remodeled by Bill Brubaker of Perkins and Will, front porch removed; 1956.28.03, Permit #31896 for 1-sty addi to frame 2-sty nursery moved from 1515 Wesley Ave.. size: 30'W x 65'L x 20'H, cost $10,000, ARCH: C.W. Brubaker, Plat of Survey (1956.05.04) in EHC file shows existing nursery building with proposed add. 1959.24.03, Permit #34012 for kitchen remodel on 1st floor, no structural changes. ($1,000). July 18, 1978. Application For Permit/ Permit #78-1181 to reroof ($1,500). c.1982 Tool and Toys storage shed built at back of property. 17-Apr-1991. BP#91-22907 for an addition. OWN: Evanston Day Nursery. ARCH Rockwell Assocs. 17-Aug-1997 (date on drawings). BP#97-36261 for a 1-story frame addition. OWN Evanston Day Nursery. ARCH: Rockwell Assocs. Set of drawings on microfiche.

    COA Info: 13PRES-0094: Replacing existing 4' H wd fence on the W property line at rear with new wd fence (traditional Style 6'H x 136'L); 08PRES-0211: Replace existing two existing AC units on the N side near the front of bldg with two new AC units, located at least 10' from the N property line.

    Historic Info: Interdepartmental Memorandum dated 1955.18.08 required the following be done to the 1515 Wesley property before it can be moved: (1) "The N gable is cut down to the slope of the adjacent main rf" and (2) "The entire 2-sty porch addition on the S side is removed." January 5, 1982. Evanston Day Nursery Association was granted a special use permit for construction of a new accessory building on the property at 1835 Grant St. No building permit on file at Evanston History Center. Source: Evanston History Center Archives (3-ring binder) STATEMENT OF SIGNIFICANCE: A7 This two-story clapboard clad structure is representative of the use of ornamental features to embellish a simple house type. The gable rafters and gable top are enriched with heavy board cutouts produced with mechanized wood working equipment. Their thickness stands in sharp contrast to the thickness of the surrounds with shoulders and feet and the thin cornices found on the two-over-two double-hung windows, three above and two below. The third ground-floor opening is the entrance, its projecting porch roof carefully rebuilt to simulate an original feature. The projection added in 1956 toward the back on the east side does not detract from the original structure's character which otherwise retains its integrity. OTHER COMMENTS: Moved in 1956 from 1515 Wesley. Remodeled by Bill Brubaker of Perkins & Will. Front porch removed.

    Other Sources:

    Historic Info Compiler:

    Volunteer: Leslie Cousineau, Tony Hurtig

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