• 2704 Harrison Street Evanston IL 60201
    42.063001, -87.710993
    PIN: 11-07-107-006-0000
  • Local

    Within Local District?: No

    Local Dist Contrib/Non-Contrib?:

    Local Landmark?: Yes

    Year: 1985

    Local Landmark Eligible?:

    Criteria: A7: Exemplify an architectural style, construction technique or building type once common in the City.

  • 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: Excellent

    Integrity: Excellent

    Current Use: Single Family Residential

    Historic Use: Single Family Residential

    Secondary Structure: Single Car Garage.

    NR Second:

  • Architectural Description

    Architectural Classification: American Foursquare

    Details: Dentils and Eastlake ornament in porch and porch pediment; dentils around first floor banding.

    Construction Year: 1900

    Other Year:

    Date source: Landmark Nomination

    Wall Material (Current): Wood Siding

    Wall Material 2 (Current): Wood Shingling

    Plan: Rectangular

    No of Stories: 2 1/2

    Roof Type: Hipped

    Roof Material: Asphalt Shingle

    Foundation: Undetermined

    Porch: Full Front

    Window Material: Wood

    Window Material 2: Storm Windows

    Window Type:

    Window Configuration:

    Significance: Compact integration of the forms and elements make this frame residence a fine representative of this period, the low hipped roof flares out over extensive, soffited overhangs, a hip-roofed dormer with a pair of windows occupies its front; in the second story, which is shingled, a single window is on the front's west side and a pair of windows on the east; below, where the sheathing is clapboard, a porch projects, supported by four thin Tuscan columns, the central two framing the porch steps and supporting a pediment in the low hipped-roof's front plane; two windows and a door are placed on the inner wall which gives way to an extension of the porch reaching half the way into the mass's depth; a polygonal bay appears on the opposite side; the building has very good integrity.

    Historic Features: Free Classic porch with pediment; hipped dormer on north elevation with diamond panes upper sashes; shallow Gable-Ell bay on east elevation.

    Alterations: Windows may have been replaced on all elevations.

  • Historic Information

    Old Address (city dir.year):

    Building Moved?:

    Moved From:

    Original Owner: W. H. Barry

    Original Architect: W. D. Cowles

    Architect Source: BP#1513, Evanston History Center Archives (3-ring binder)

    Builder: O. Johnson

    Surveyor: Nick Kalogeresis

    Surveyor Organization: The Lakota Group

    Survey Date: 22-Jul-15

    Survey Area:

  • Permit/Historic Information

    Current Address: 2704 Harrison Street

    Old Address:

    Date of Construction: 1900

  • Permit Moving Information

    Moving Permit #:

    Date Moved:

  • Original Permit Information

    Building Permit #: BP#1513

    Date: 22-Nov-00

    Building Permit Description: Two-story and basement dwelling. Size: 24'W x 38'L x 30'H.

    Cost: $2,500.00

    Original Owner Occupied?:

    Exterior Alteration Permits: 03RFS0000000034: Tear off and reroof

    Other Permit Information: 1928.14.02, BP#17675 for a 1-sty frame 1-car gar, size: 15'W x 20'L x 12'H, cost: $500, OWN: O. F. Hilgendorf; 1933.18.02, BP#20627 for a 2-sty frame house improvement and repair of fire loss, cost: $2,500, OWN: Otto F. Hilgendorf; 1978.25.05, BP #78-755 to repair porch, cost: $400, OWN: Henry W. Broughton.

    COA Info: 03HIS0000000024: Replacing existing asph shingles roofing material in kind. no alterations to the roof line.

    Historic Info:

    Other Sources:

    Historic Info Compiler:

    Volunteer: Leslie Cousineau, Tony Hurtig

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