• 1505 - 1509 Oak Avenue Evanston IL 60201
    42.045004, -87.686372
    PIN: 11-18-315-008-0000
  • 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; A5: Exemplify the work of a nationally or internationally known architect, or major local architect or master builder.

  • National Register

    NR District Contrib/Non-Contrib:

    Within District?: No

    NR Landmark?: Yes

    Year: 1984

    NR Eligible?:

    Criteria: 37

    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: Stone quoins at corners on west elevation; stone cornice beneath parapet; stone banding dividing 1st and 2nd floor and 3rd and 4th floors.

    Construction Year: 1925

    Other Year:

    Date source: Landmark Nomination

    Wall Material (Current): Brick

    Wall Material 2 (Current): Stone

    Plan: L Shape

    No of Stories: 4+

    Roof Type: Flat

    Roof Material: Undetermined

    Foundation: Stone


    Window Material: Wood

    Window Material 2: Storm Windows

    Window Type: Double Windows

    Window Configuration: 6-Jun


    Historic Features: A Georgian Revival apartment building in red brick and stone ornamentation, main entrance bay on west elevation with engaged side columns and round segmented pediment, eight engaged columns with capitals in a slightly projected bay above main entrance with stone spandrels with reliefs, at fourth floor level, bay is topped by alternating stone plinths and balcony railings, plinths lines joined at cornice line, flanking projecting bay are double hung multi-light windows with spandrels, projecting bay is repeated on south elevation entrance.

    Alterations: Windows have been replaced on all elevations.

  • Historic Information

    Old Address (city dir.year):

    Building Moved?:

    Moved From:

    Original Owner: Wm. Blanchard, Jr

    Original Architect: Crowen, Samuel N

    Architect Source:


    Surveyor: Nick Kalogeresis

    Surveyor Organization: The Lakota Group

    Survey Date: 21-Jul-15

    Survey Area:

  • Permit/Historic Information

    Current Address: 1505 - 1509 Oak Avenue

    Old Address:

    Date of Construction: 1925

  • Permit Moving Information

    Moving Permit #:

    Date Moved:

  • Original Permit Information

    Building Permit #: BP# 145513

    Date: 1925.10.31

    Building Permit Description: 3 story brick 22 apartments 7 garages

    Cost: $125,000

    Original Owner Occupied?:

    Exterior Alteration Permits: 14MSWK-0090: Grinding using dustless grinding, brick replacement and limestone window sills replacement, repoint brick and limestone sills with type "o" mortar; 11MSWK-0051: Lintel repair, tuckpointing, chimney rebuild, brick work (1505-1509 Oak); 10WNDR-0036: Replace windows in-kind; 06MSW0000000061: tuckpoint brick work.

    Other Permit Information: Front 75' d170' h43', Samuel N. Cronen-AR, Wm. Blanchard, Jr OR/O

    COA Info: 14PRES-0124: Repoint brick and limestone sills with type "O" mortar; 11PRES-0082: S elev, replace 8 steel lintels, remove loose mortar joints and reset stones and repoint joints with type N mortar, parapet wall: from the top to the projected stone belt course - remove loose mortar joints and tuckpoint, apply masonry caulking compound between the bottom of the parapet wall and projected stone ledge, N side chimney: dismantle 10 brick courses down all the way around, rebuild with salvaged Chicago common bricks to match the existing brick, re-pour concrete cap with reinforced steel mesh, type N mortar for repointing joints.

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