• 1830 Sherman Avenue Evanston IL 60201
    42.051088, -87.682169
    PIN: 11-18-119-025-0000
  • Local

    Within Local District?: No

    Local Dist Contrib/Non-Contrib?:

    Local Landmark?: Yes

    Year: 1978

    Local Landmark Eligible?:

    Criteria: A7: Exemplify an architectural style, construction technique or building type once common in the City; 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; A9: Be selected for inclusion on the 1972 Illinois Historic Structures Survey.

  • National Register

    NR District Contrib/Non-Contrib:

    Within District?: No

    NR Landmark?: No


    NR Eligible?: No


    Alternate Address?:

  • General Information

    Category: Commercial

    Condition: Excellent

    Integrity: Excellent

    Current Use: Commercial

    Historic Use: Commercial

    Secondary Structure:

    NR Second:

  • Architectural Description

    Architectural Classification: Romanesque Revival

    Details: Center dormers. Arched entrance with voussoirs, grand stair, double doors and transom with small divisions. Window pairs with stone lintels, arched head windows, corbelled brick pilasters / brackets

    Construction Year: c. 1880

    Other Year:

    Date source: Landmark Nomination

    Wall Material (Current): Stone

    Wall Material 2 (Current): Brick

    Plan: Square

    No of Stories: 4+

    Roof Type: Hipped

    Roof Material: Wood Shingles

    Foundation: Stone


    Window Material: Wood

    Window Material 2: Storm Windows

    Window Type: Single Hung

    Window Configuration: 1-Jan


    Historic Features: Nine square facade break-up, with center dormer extended down three faces and two on the back, Arched entrance with voussoirs and grand stair with arched entries under, double doors and transom with small divisions, window pairs with stone lintels, arched head windows on top floor with corbelled brick flanking hipped dormers.

    Alterations: Painted masonry, one window modified to take mechanical grille.

  • Historic Information

    Old Address (city dir.year):

    Building Moved?:

    Moved From:

    Original Owner: Norwegian - Danish Theological Seminary

    Original Architect:

    Architect Source:


    Surveyor: Susan Turner, AIA

    Surveyor Organization: The Lakota Group

    Survey Date: 21-Jul-15

    Survey Area:

  • Permit/Historic Information

    Current Address: 1830 Sherman Avenue

    Old Address:

    Date of Construction: c. 1880

  • Permit Moving Information

    Moving Permit #:

    Date Moved:

  • Original Permit Information

    Building Permit #: 13101 original building

    Date: 1924.27.10 original building

    Building Permit Description: Original building - one-story frame GAR

    Cost: $250

    Original Owner Occupied?:

    Exterior Alteration Permits: BP92-26260, 1992.10.11, one-story ADD to front entrance; BP93-26954, 1993.16.03, street level entrance remodel AR Wheby, Frank T., CON Asbury House Builders

    Other Permit Information:

    COA Info:

    Historic Info: Originally the Norwegian-Danish Seminary. Currently Northwestern University's Asbury Hall. 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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