• 1633 - 1649 Orrington Avenue Evanston IL 60201
    42.048252, -87.680791
    PIN: 11-18-306-028-0000
  • Local

    Within Local District?: No

    Local Dist Contrib/Non-Contrib?:

    Local Landmark?: Yes

    Year: 1978

    Local Landmark Eligible?:

    Criteria: 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?:

    NR Landmark?:


    NR Eligible?: Yes


    Alternate Address?:

  • General Information

    Category: Commercial

    Condition: Excellent

    Integrity: Excellent

    Current Use: Commercial

    Historic Use: Commercial

    Secondary Structure:

    NR Second:

  • Architectural Description

    Architectural Classification: Jacobean Revival

    Details: Stone quoin work and window surrounds; urns above roof line piers and entrance way.

    Construction Year: 1925

    Other Year:

    Date source: Landmark Nomination

    Wall Material (Current): Brick

    Wall Material 2 (Current): Stone

    Plan: Rectangular

    No of Stories: 4+

    Roof Type: Mansard

    Roof Material: Slate

    Foundation: Undetermined


    Window Material: Wood

    Window Material 2: Storm Windows

    Window Type: Double Hung

    Window Configuration: Multi Light


    Historic Features: English Classical revival with Jacobean arched dormer at roof line, stone arched storefront windows with keystones and voussoirs; arched main entrance with flanking columns and entablature; Mansard roof with crenelated dormer with finials at center of roof line.

    Alterations: Storefronts have been re-glazed; roof dormers may be later additions.

  • Historic Information

    Old Address (city dir.year):

    Building Moved?: MP 402 01/28/1922 2-story house

    Moved From: 1639 Orrington to 2039 Orrington

    Original Owner: Victor Carlson

    Original Architect: Holabird & Root S. M. Peterson / H. Irwin - Landmark Nomination

    Architect Source: Building Permit


    Surveyor: Nick Kalogeresis

    Surveyor Organization: The Lakota Group

    Survey Date: 15-Aug-15

    Survey Area:

  • Permit/Historic Information

    Current Address: 1633 - 1649 Orrington Avenue

    Old Address:

    Date of Construction: 1925

  • Permit Moving Information

    Moving Permit #:

    Date Moved:

  • Original Permit Information

    Building Permit #: BP#9458

    Date: 01.09.22

    Building Permit Description: 7-Story Hotel, Brick & Cem Front 82, depth 110, 54.4, Height 80, Victor Carlson-OR/O

    Cost: $200,000

    Original Owner Occupied?:

    Exterior Alteration Permits: 12MSWK-0024: Grinding and tuckpointing; 07RFS0000000266: Tuckpoint 1635 Orrington 06IER0000000039: Complete renovation of space for use of a full service restaurant ��ïÿý���â���ï���ÿ���ý���ï���ÿ���ý Ommagio.

    Other Permit Information:

    COA Info: 06HIS0000000207: Storefront renovation [Alteration] COA approved for the replacement of storefront winds and doors approved (Plan C); 06HIS0000000118: Restore 1-sty storefront to original arches and stone facade, install glass storefront and new entry door, requires zoning variance for special use [Zoning Variance/Alteration].

    Historic Info: Library Plaza; BP#21313, 03.05.36 7-sty Hotel Bldg Improv, new storefront $2,500, Library Plaza Hotel-O; BP#21671 03.05.37, 1633, 2-sty Bldg Improv- New Entrance $3,500; Library Plaza Hotel-O, Holabird & Root-ARCH BP 15543 08.18.26, 1641, Exit from Carlson Bldg to Library Plaza Hotel $500

    Other Sources: MP402 1/28/1922 2-story house moved from 1639 Orrington Ave to 2039 Orrington Ave.

    Historic Info Compiler:

    Volunteer: Ellegant/Weiss

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