• 806 - 810 Ridge Avenue Evanston IL 60202
    42.0326305, -87.6864456
    PIN: 11-19-304-015-0000
  • 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; A8: Exhibit an unusual, distinctive or eccentric design or construction technique, which contributes to the architectural interest of its environs as an accent or counterpoint.

  • National Register

    NR District Contrib/Non-Contrib:

    Within District?: No

    NR Landmark?: No


    NR Eligible?: Yes


    Alternate Address?:

  • General Information

    Category: Institutional - Religious Building

    Condition: Excellent

    Integrity: Excellent

    Current Use: Institutional - Religious

    Historic Use: Institutional - Religious

    Secondary Structure:

    NR Second:

  • Architectural Description

    Architectural Classification: Gothic Revival

    Details: Church: Large front steeple, copper finials, copper cross finial on spire, carved stone gargoyles, brick and stone buttresses, large stone arched entryway, carved stone window surrounds, stained glass windows, coursed ashlar stone base with cut stone watercourse. School: stone window surrounds, c. 1920 metal casement windows, stone and brick entry with stone crosses, shields and comings, copper gutter work, fine brick joints, cut coursed stone base with sloped overhanging water course.

    Construction Year: 1928 - 806 and 808 Ridge Avenue - three buildings including Rectory; 1904 - 810 Ridge Avenue - Church building.

    Other Year:

    Date source: Landmark Nomination

    Wall Material (Current): Brick

    Wall Material 2 (Current): Stone

    Plan: Cruciform, church; L Plan, school

    No of Stories: 4+

    Roof Type: Cross-Gabled

    Roof Material: Asphalt Shingle

    Foundation: Stone

    Porch: Entry Porch

    Window Material: Wood

    Window Material 2: Stained Glass

    Window Type: Double Casement with Transom

    Window Configuration: 1/1/01


    Historic Features: Cruciform church with attached L plan school, church has full height buttresses, recessed entry with stone columns, arch, coping cross and trefoil medallion; school is simpler with stone base, 45* birch and stone entry at L, 2-1/2 stories with gable dormer over entry.

    Alterations: Replacement windows c. 1920

  • Historic Information

    Old Address (city dir.year):

    Building Moved?:

    Moved From:

    Original Owner: Catholic Bishop of Chicago

    Original Architect: Not noted on permit application 2288 for Church, Herman J. Gaul & Sons for Parish House.

    Architect Source: Permit application #18438 for BP#18145 for Parish House.

    Builder: M. Foley (Mason) and Rauen (Carpenter) for Church, Math. Rauen Co. (Mason and Carpenter) for Parish House.

    Surveyor: Susan Turner, AIA

    Surveyor Organization: The Lakota Group

    Survey Date: 27-Jul-15

    Survey Area:

  • Permit/Historic Information

    Current Address: 806 - 810 Ridge Avenue

    Old Address:

    Date of Construction: 1928 - 806 and 808 Ridge Avenue - three buildings including Rectory; 1904 - 810 Ridge Avenue - Church building.

  • Permit Moving Information

    Moving Permit #:

    Date Moved:

  • Original Permit Information

    Building Permit #: BP#2250 (for Church); BP#18145 (for Parish House)

    Date: BP#2250: 1904.13.08 BP#18145: 1928.27.06

    Building Permit Description: BP#2250: 1 sty brick church BP#18145: 2 sty brick parish house

    Cost: Not noted for Church on permit application #2288; $50,000 for Parish House (changed in pencil to $70,000 on permit application #18348).

    Original Owner Occupied?:

    Exterior Alteration Permits:

    Other Permit Information:

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    Other Sources:

    Historic Info Compiler:

    Volunteer: Stephen Slaggert

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