• 2636 Orrington Avenue Evanston IL 60201
    42.065722, -87.679823
    PIN: 05-35-406-012-0000
  • 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; A6: A9: Be selected for inclusion on the 1972 Illinois Historic Structures Survey.

  • National Register

    NR District Contrib/Non-Contrib: Contributing

    Within District?: Yes

    NR Landmark?: No


    NR Eligible?: Yes


    Alternate Address?:

  • General Information

    Category: Institutional - Educational Building

    Condition: Excellent

    Integrity: Good

    Current Use: Institutional - Educational Building

    Historic Use: Institutional - Educational Building

    Secondary Structure:

    NR Second:

  • Architectural Description

    Architectural Classification: Classical Revival

    Details: Classical terra cotta entry and window surrounds, dentil moldings.

    Construction Year: 1911

    Other Year: 1931

    Date source: Landmark Nomination

    Wall Material (Current): Stucco

    Wall Material 2 (Current): Brick

    Plan: Rectangular

    No of Stories: 2

    Roof Type: Flat

    Roof Material: Undetermined

    Foundation: Brick

    Porch: Recessed Entry

    Window Material: aluminum

    Window Material 2:

    Window Type: Double Hung

    Window Configuration: Multi Light/Multi Light


    Historic Features: Classical entry loggia with fluted columns and capitals in red terra cotta, corner piers topped with ornament; raised red brick basement level; arched windows with engaged Corinthian capitals at gymnasium and auditorium.

    Alterations: Small rear addition, replacement windows and doors.

  • Historic Information

    Old Address (city dir.year):

    Building Moved?:

    Moved From:

    Original Owner: School District 75

    Original Architect: Henry Raeder, Reader, Coffin and Crocker Childs & Smith

    Architect Source: Landmark Nomination


    Surveyor: Douglas Gilbert, AIA

    Surveyor Organization: The Lakota Group

    Survey Date: 23-Jul-15

    Survey Area:

  • Permit/Historic Information

    Current Address: 2636 Orrington Avenue

    Old Address:

    Date of Construction: 1911

  • Permit Moving Information

    Moving Permit #:

    Date Moved:

  • Original Permit Information

    Building Permit #: BP#4463

    Date: 1911.07.07

    Building Permit Description: 2 story tile school bldg, w145' d83' h38'

    Cost: $50,000

    Original Owner Occupied?: Orrington School

    Exterior Alteration Permits: BP#20143, 1931.04.28, 2 sty add to school, $85,000 ARCH Childs & Smith, Orrington School, Dist. 75-OWN.

    Other Permit Information:

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    Volunteer: Ellegant/Weiss

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