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  • 235 Main Street Evanston IL 60202
    42.034092, -87.674446
    PIN: 11-19-223-019-0000
  • 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: 9

    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: Prairie

    Details: Tile roof, copper gutters, stone window sills with stone brackets, entryway arch, third floor belt course, main floor watercourse.

    Construction Year: 1912

    Other Year:

    Date source: Landmark Nomination

    Wall Material (Current): Brick

    Wall Material 2 (Current): Stone

    Plan: Asymmentrical

    No of Stories: 3

    Roof Type: Hipped

    Roof Material: Clay Tile

    Foundation: Undetermined

    Porch: Stoop

    Window Material: Wood

    Window Material 2: Storm Windows

    Window Type: Single Hung

    Window Configuration: 1-Jan

    Significance: Three-story brick apartment building with excellent use of its corner site, facing the corner and each street with a lawn, and a small entrance tucked into a reentrant angle and to the north with a large, linteled central entrance that has urns on its porch podia and a Prairie style frame around the opening. The building's broad masses reveal the influence of the Prairie School, and are defined by carefully detailed brickwork with corners anchored by extensively glazed solaria made of piers rising through the first two floors and the third covered by a broad, low arch. A hipped, tiled roof closes the top of the design. Andrews, the architect of record, was a contractor who owned and lived in the building.

    Historic Features: Tile roof, copper gutters, stone window sills with stone brackets, entryway arch and third floor belt course, main floor watercourse main floor bay windows with copper roof, coursed brick indents on base, corner porches three stories stacked.

    Alterations:

  • Historic Information

    Old Address (city dir.year):

    Building Moved?:

    Moved From:

    Original Owner: Alfred Andrews

    Original Architect: Gibbs Ladds & Georges, Alfred Andrews, Architect of Record

    Architect Source:

    Builder: Bully Andrews

    Surveyor: Susan Turner, AIA

    Surveyor Organization: The Lakota Group

    Survey Date: 23-Jun-15

    Survey Area:

  • Permit/Historic Information

    Current Address: 235 Main Street, 901 - 905 Forest Avenue

    Old Address:

    Date of Construction: 1912

  • Permit Moving Information

    Moving Permit #:

    Date Moved:

  • Original Permit Information

    Building Permit #: BP5132

    Date: 1912.15.10

    Building Permit Description: 3-sty brick apartment blding at 901 Forest Ave, Lot 11, Block 2., dimensions: front W=63 ft., L=44 ft., H=42 ft. 27 rooms, 7 water closets, 4 sinks, 6 tubs, 1 laundry tub, 143,000 bricks, 106 cu. yards of concr, 3300 sq. yards of plaster, steam heat, gas and electric light.

    Cost: $19,750

    Original Owner Occupied?: Andrews

    Exterior Alteration Permits: 15DKPC-0001: Replace existing deteriorated rear stair and stair enclosure; 14MRPR-0106: Re-line existing copper cornice; 10MSWK-0090: Resurface parking lot, 901-905 Forest; 10DKPC-0004: 901-905 Forest, 231-235 Main Street, dem existing deteriorating exterior concr stair and vinyl knee walls, construct new vinyl sided enclosure with rf for new wd stair.

    Other Permit Information: Permit #21984 for 235 Main St, 1937.29.11, first flr and basement remodel, OWN Jane V. Andrews; Permit #26134 for 235 Main St., 1948.11.11, new covering for entrance, OWN Jane V. Andrews (Mrs. Alfred Andrews); Permit #24537 for 905 Forest Ave., 1949.20.5, concr driveway, OWN Jane V. Andrews; Permit #2028 for 905 Forest Ave., 1956.23.11, new electrical service; Permit #2522 for 903-905 Forest Ave. and 231-235 Main St., 1957.6.5, remove cord wiring, add outlets, OWN Baird & Warner, Inc.; Permit #11914 at 901 Forest Ave., 1974.21.5, 2 hot water heaters and 1 gas-fired boiler added; Permit #02563 for 901-905 Forest Ave., 1974.20.8, 200 Amp service revision; Permit #02903 for 901 Forest Ave. 1975.15.1, por lights added; Permit #79-1808 for 903 Forest Ave., 1979.8.8, 4-ton AC unit on rf.

    COA Info: 14PRES-0302: Replacing an existing rear stair housed in a vinyl cladded add, new stair will project 2'-1" beyond the existing add, the exterior finish material and new wins are vinyl, permit drawings approved on 2015.07.02; 14PRES-0218: Reline with copper inside existing cornice; existing cornice to remain; 10PRES-0207: Renovate parking lot, remove and replace with 3" of asph; 09PRES-0164: 901-905 Forest /231-235 Main - Dem existing deteriorating concr exterior stair and vinyl knee walls, construct new vinyl sided (to match existing) enclosure with rf for new wd stair, requires zoning variations for: bldg lot coverage - allowed 45%, existing 46%, proposed = 47%; and rear yard setback - required 25', existing and proposed = 0'.

    Historic Info: 1980.17.04; named EL, 2 photos in file at EHC show a covered walkway entered from Main Street leading to the SE corner of the blding, date dem unknown.

    Other Sources:

    Historic Info Compiler:

    Volunteer: Leslie Cousineau, Tony Hurtig

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