• 1511 - 1521 Sherman Avenue Evanston IL 60201
    42.0452427, -87.6816145
    PIN: 11-18-318-016-0000
  • 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?: No

    NR Landmark?: Yes


    NR Eligible?:


    Alternate Address?:

  • General Information

    Category: Commercial

    Condition: Excellent

    Integrity: Excellent

    Current Use: Commercial

    Historic Use: Commercial

    Secondary Structure:

    NR Second:

  • Architectural Description

    Architectural Classification: Beaux Arts

    Details: Original steel storefronts on first floor with large glass windows, second floor residential with repeating paired arched head with medallion windows in single arched opening, deep stone cornice at main floor head, and deeper stone cornice with dentils at second floor head, center arched stone entry with single rectangular window and carved stone panel above.

    Construction Year: 1925

    Other Year:

    Date source: Landmark Nomination

    Wall Material (Current): Stone

    Wall Material 2 (Current):

    Plan: Triangular

    No of Stories: 2

    Roof Type: Flat

    Roof Material: Undetermined

    Foundation: Undetermined


    Window Material: main floor, Metal

    Window Material 2: Wood

    Window Type: Single Hung

    Window Configuration: 1-Jan


    Historic Features: Cut stone facade with main floor horizontal cornice/ water course, second floor deep cornice with dentil brackets and carved detail, arched windows second floor, and door surrounds with keystone, curved opening paired windows with decorative medallions above, carved stone panel above window above entry.

    Alterations: Replaced sashes, window AC units.

  • Historic Information

    Old Address (city dir.year):

    Building Moved?:

    Moved From:

    Original Owner: Chandler, H. E.

    Original Architect: New building, Blake, Edgar O.

    Architect Source: Evanston History Center


    Surveyor: Susan Turner

    Surveyor Organization: The Lakota Group

    Survey Date: 15-Aug-15

    Survey Area:

  • Permit/Historic Information

    Current Address: 1511 - 1521 Sherman Avenue; 620 - 628 Grove Street

    Old Address:

    Date of Construction: 1925

  • Permit Moving Information

    Moving Permit #:

    Date Moved:

  • Original Permit Information

    Building Permit #: 2031 original building, 13328 new building, 14132 barn, BP14153 GAR,

    Date: 1903.20.10 original building, 1925.05.01 new building, 1925.30.07 barn, 1945.29.07 GAR

    Building Permit Description: 104.6x147.8 x27 store and loft building, 30x20x20 frame barn, brick 10-car GAR

    Cost: New building $75,000, GAR $6000

    Original Owner Occupied?:

    Exterior Alteration Permits: BP24895, 1946.21.05 new windows - second floor south, CON Ashland Const.; BP38101, 1967.21.04 new doorways; BP98-39992, 1998.23.07 fixed awning

    Other Permit Information:

    COA Info:

    Historic Info: Granted landmark status on 1978.18.05, Ordinance 57-0-78 and on 1982.26.04, Ordinance 33-0-82.

    Other Sources:

    Historic Info Compiler:

    Volunteer: Daniel R. Schreiber

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