• 1871 Orrington Avenue Evanston IL 60201
    42.051643, -87.679486
    PIN: 11-18-115-003-0000
  • Local

    Within Local District?: No

    Local Dist Contrib/Non-Contrib?:

    Local Landmark?: Yes

    Year: 1983

    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?: No


    NR Eligible?: Yes


    Alternate Address?:

  • General Information

    Category: Multi Family Residential

    Condition: Excellent

    Integrity: Excellent

    Current Use: Multi Family Residential (Student Housing, Kappa Kappa Gamma)

    Historic Use: Multi Family Residential (Student Housing)

    Secondary Structure:

    NR Second:

  • Architectural Description

    Architectural Classification: Collegiate Gothic

    Details: Stone window trim, arched openings.

    Construction Year: 1926

    Other Year:

    Date source: Landmark Nomination

    Wall Material (Current): Stone

    Wall Material 2 (Current):


    No of Stories: 2 1/2

    Roof Type: Cross-Gabled

    Roof Material: Slate

    Foundation: Stone

    Porch: Terrace

    Window Material: aluminum

    Window Material 2:

    Window Type: Casement

    Window Configuration: Multi Light


    Historic Features: Bay windows, stone trim, shed dormers.

    Alterations: Replacement windows.

  • Historic Information

    Old Address (city dir.year):

    Building Moved?:

    Moved From:

    Original Owner: Northwestern University

    Original Architect: James Gamble Rodgers

    Architect Source: Landmark Nomination


    Surveyor: Douglas Gilbert, AIA

    Surveyor Organization: The Lakota Group

    Survey Date: 14-Aug-15

    Survey Area:

  • Permit/Historic Information

    Current Address: 1871 Orrington Avenue

    Old Address:

    Date of Construction: 1926

  • Permit Moving Information

    Moving Permit #:

    Date Moved:

  • Original Permit Information

    Building Permit #:


    Building Permit Description:


    Original Owner Occupied?:

    Exterior Alteration Permits: BP36463, 1963.09.06, 3 sty masonry bldg addns and altns, $150,000, Ganster, Henning, Hasden, O'Donnell & Pigozzi-ARCH, N.W. University-OWN; 13EXTR-0060: Exterior accessibility improvements including accessible ramp and new terrace; 12MSWK-0059: Accessible ramp/ terrace work; 10ROOF-0014: Emergency repairs to stabilize roof; 08MSWK-0032: Demo + rebuild chimney.

    Other Permit Information:

    COA Info: 13PRES-0012: Removal of an existing stair, wall and terrace on the east facade, front entrance, to the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, a new limestone terrace, stair, and an accessible ramp will be constructed in its place; 12PRES-0113: On E elev demolish existing terrace stairs and patio, construct new accessible concr ramp with railings, raised stone paved terrace and stairs and 4' high stone wall in front of ramp and above terrace, not visible from the public way.

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    Volunteer: Ellegant/Weiss

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