• 1700 - 1704 Sherman Avenue Evanston IL 60201
    42.0485969, -87.6821262
    PIN: 11-18-126-019-0000
  • Local

    Within Local District?: No

    Local Dist Contrib/Non-Contrib?:

    Local Landmark?: Yes

    Year: 1978

    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: Commercial

    Condition: Excellent

    Integrity: Excellent

    Current Use: Commercial

    Historic Use: Commercial

    Secondary Structure:

    NR Second:

  • Architectural Description

    Architectural Classification: Art Deco/Art Moderne

    Details: Four story bays with stone detail and cast metal Art Deco spandrel panels, bronze storefront, Art Deco canopy over entrance, brass cantilevered flagpole holders, brass light fixtures and brass display windows, integral main floor awnings. Slate mansard, carved stone faced dormers

    Construction Year: 1929

    Other Year: Addition 1987

    Date source: Landmark Nomination

    Wall Material (Current): Stone

    Wall Material 2 (Current): Cast metal

    Plan: Rectangular

    No of Stories: 4+

    Roof Type: Mansard

    Roof Material: Slate

    Foundation: Stone

    Porch: Recessed Entry

    Window Material: Wood

    Window Material 2:

    Window Type: Chicago Window

    Window Configuration: 1-Jan


    Historic Features: Stone edifice with four story bays with cast metal Art Deco spandrel panels with bronze storefront on main floor, Art Deco canopy over entrance flanked by brass cantilevered flagpole holders, light fixtures and display windows. integral main floor awnings; slate mansard roof with stone faced dormers with carved stone details.


  • Historic Information

    Old Address (city dir.year):

    Building Moved?:

    Moved From:

    Original Owner: Marshall Field and Co.

    Original Architect: Graham Anderson Probst and White

    Architect Source: Evanston: 150 Years, 150 Places, Second Edition, Design Evanston, 2013. Landmark nomination


    Surveyor: Susan Turner

    Surveyor Organization: The Lakota Group

    Survey Date: 15-Aug-15

    Survey Area:

  • Permit/Historic Information

    Current Address: 1700 - 1704 Sherman Avenue; 805 - 817 Church Street

    Old Address:

    Date of Construction: 1929

  • Permit Moving Information

    Moving Permit #:

    Date Moved:

  • Original Permit Information

    Building Permit #: Current building, 18954

    Date: Current building, 1929.04.05

    Building Permit Description: 5-sty ST store building

    Cost: $700,000

    Original Owner Occupied?:

    Exterior Alteration Permits: 14MSWK-0019: Remove existing asphalt surface, replace three existing drain heads, perform masonry repairs and install traffic coating; 10ROOF-0208: grinding and tuckpoint parapet walls 807 Church; 03RFS0000000166: Tuckpoint 807 Church; 01SAW0000000104: install (2) windows & (3) canopy signs.---Citibank; 01SAW0000000044: Recover roller awning with non-illuminated signage.-Panera Bread.

    Other Permit Information: BP689, 1895.12.07, original 1-sty, 5-room structure at 825 Church, 80x50x16, $4000, ARC Jennings, J.L;, BP17828, 1928.04.04, original building demolished; BP24082, 1943.08.03, 1-sty, 20x8x8 frame shed built on loading platform.

    COA Info: 12PRES-0227: Replace existing AC unit from flat roof on same location; 10PRES-0111: Replace any patch or spalled bricks with new match to existing; 07HIS0000000145: Repairs to existing limestone facade include: replacing damaged stones with pieces to match; patching spalled stone with limestone patch to match existing; resetting loose stone; caulking and applying sealant between window frames and stone. 01HIS0000000116: New storefront windows, doors, canopy restoration and new signage for Citibank.

    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. Some permit information and all COA information added by Lakota Group.

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