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  • 940 - 950 Michigan Avenue Evanston IL 60202
    42.035359, -87.673938
    PIN: 11-19-223-021-0000
  • Local

    Within Local District?: No

    Local Dist Contrib/Non-Contrib?:

    Local Landmark?: Yes

    Year: 1978

    Local Landmark Eligible?:

    Criteria: A4: Exhibit a high quality of architectural design without regard to the time built or historic associations; A5: Exemplify the work of a nationally or internationally known architect, or major local architect or master builder; A9: Be selected for inclusion on the 1972 Illinois Historic Structures Survey.

  • National Register

    NR District Contrib/Non-Contrib:

    Within District?: No

    NR Landmark?: Yes

    Year: 1984

    NR Eligible?:

    Criteria: 32

    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: Classical Revival

    Details: Grouped windows with arched brick lintels, stone keystones and fanlights over; stone sills and French balcony railings at grouped windows; stone details of cornice, coping and accent panels on brick parapet; parapet urns and balustrades, quoins, water course, insets; curved corners with tall windows with transoms and French balconies at entrance to courtyard; colonnade with architrave and urns at courtyard entries; courtyard large glazing with French doors and balconies with transoms.

    Construction Year: 1927

    Other Year:

    Date source: Landmark Nomination

    Wall Material (Current): Brick

    Wall Material 2 (Current): Stone

    Plan: W Courtyard

    No of Stories: 4+

    Roof Type: Flat

    Roof Material: Undetermined

    Foundation: Stone

    Porch:

    Window Material: Wood

    Window Material 2: Storm Windows

    Window Type: Double Casement with Transom

    Window Configuration: Multi Light/Multi Light

    Significance:

    Historic Features: W shape plan on corner lot with triple entry in courtyard with stone fountain; articulated facade with bump outs with quoin corners, curved corners with tall windows with transoms and French balconies at entrance to courtyard; colonnade with architrave and urns at courtyard entries; courtyard facades are largely glazed with French doors and balconies with transoms.

    Alterations: Storm windows.

  • Historic Information

    Old Address (city dir.year):

    Building Moved?: BP16532 04/30/1927 1-1/2 story frame building

    Moved From: 944-46 Michigan Ave.

    Original Owner: McGuinnes, Dr. E. & Lareau, N.J.

    Original Architect: Cawley, Frank W.

    Architect Source: Building permit at Evanston History Center.

    Builder:

    Surveyor: Susan Turner, AIA

    Surveyor Organization: The Lakota Group

    Survey Date: 15-Jul-15

    Survey Area:

  • Permit/Historic Information

    Current Address: 940 - 950 Michigan Avenue

    Old Address:

    Date of Construction: 1927

  • Permit Moving Information

    Moving Permit #:

    Date Moved:

  • Original Permit Information

    Building Permit #: BP#16253

    Date: 1927.02.28

    Building Permit Description: 3-sty BR 25 apartment BLDG & 10 GARs

    Cost: $175,000

    Original Owner Occupied?:

    Exterior Alteration Permits: 15MRPR-0010: Rebuild parapet wall; 11MSWK-0049: Replace lintel 42in; 10MSWK-0092: Rebuild 34 ln ft or 3' parapet wall over 940 Michigan units, all work in courtyard area (940-920 Michigan); 09MSWK-0080: Rebuild parapet/masonry restoration; 08MSWK-0076: Lintel replacement - tuckpointing N elevation only (944-950 Michigan); 07IER0000000016: Lintel replacement N and E elevations of courtyard; BP#93-28522, 1993.11.15, Re-RF, OWN Michigan Lee Condo, CON Nelson Roofing Co.; BP98-39957, 1998.07.21, Re-RF, OWN Farnsworth-Hill, CON Nelson Roofing Co.

    Other Permit Information: BP#26428, 1949.05.11, Add 2 apartments in basement, OWN Willis, Mrs. L.E., ARCH Owner;

    COA Info: 15PRES-0024: Rebuild parapet wall, reuse all bricks, match mortar to original (courtyard facing N); 11PRES-0074: Restoration lintels over patio door, reset door sill on S elev and rebuild 42 linear ft of parapet wall over unit 948 Unit 3 and 950 Unit 3 Michigan Ave; 10PRES-0206: On parapet wall over 4th floor repoint joints with type 'O' lime based mortar and reuse salvaged brick, clean masonry; 09PRES-0096: Rebuild 40-ft of parapet wall to roof line on the Lee Street side of blding (N elevation), salvage and reuse all face bricks and stone; 08PRES-0190: N wall: replacing nine deteriorated steel lintels and tuckpointing on N courtyard parapet wall, using ASTM C720 Type N mortar; 07HIS0000000020: Lintel replacements on N, NE, and R elevs.

    Historic Info: BP#16532 1927.30.04, 1�ý-story frame bldg moved from 944-46 Michigan Ave

    Other Sources: Evanston History Center; Microfiche at Building & Inspection Services Department, City of Evanston.

    Historic Info Compiler:

    Volunteer: J. Steidl

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