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  • 1611 Simpson Street Evanston IL 60201
    42.055901, -87.694841
    PIN: 10-12-421-019-0000
  • Local

    Within Local District?: No

    Local Dist Contrib/Non-Contrib?:

    Local Landmark?: Yes

    Year: 1993

    Local Landmark Eligible?:

    Criteria:

  • National Register

    NR District Contrib/Non-Contrib:

    Within District?: No

    NR Landmark?: No

    Year:

    NR Eligible?: No

    Criteria:

    Alternate Address?:

  • General Information

    Category: Commercial

    Condition: Excellent

    Integrity: Excellent

    Current Use: Commercial

    Historic Use: Commercial

    Secondary Structure:

    NR Second:

  • Architectural Description

    Architectural Classification:

    Details: Art Deco brick work flanking main entrance and at building corners, glass block in main windows, and in hipped dormer above main entrance.

    Construction Year: 1927

    Other Year:

    Date source: Landmark Nomination

    Wall Material (Current): Brick

    Wall Material 2 (Current):

    Plan: Rectangular

    No of Stories: 2

    Roof Type: Side Gabled

    Roof Material: Slate

    Foundation: Undetermined

    Porch: Recessed Entry

    Window Material: Glass Block

    Window Material 2: Aluminum

    Window Type: Casement

    Window Configuration:

    Significance:

    Historic Features: Side gabled Art Deco commercial building with hipped recessed entry, brick work, slate roof, cross-gabled dormers at second floor level, glass block windows at first story with casements above.

    Alterations: Windows in dormer have been replaced, unclear if glass block and transom casements are original to the building.

  • Historic Information

    Old Address (city dir.year):

    Building Moved?:

    Moved From:

    Original Owner:

    Original Architect: Hahn, Howard H

    Architect Source: Evanston History Center

    Builder:

    Surveyor: Nick Kalogeresis

    Surveyor Organization: The Lakota Group

    Survey Date: 23-Jun-15

    Survey Area:

  • Permit/Historic Information

    Current Address: 1611 Simpson Street

    Old Address:

    Date of Construction: 1927

  • Permit Moving Information

    Moving Permit #:

    Date Moved:

  • Original Permit Information

    Building Permit #: BP#17454

    Date: 1927.29.10

    Building Permit Description: 1-sty ice cream plant

    Cost: $22,000

    Original Owner Occupied?:

    Exterior Alteration Permits: BP03AIR, ADD, replace windows, close up loading dock, ARCH Trudeau, Marc R., CON Zigmil, Inc., $42,000.

    Other Permit Information:

    COA Info:

    Historic Info: Originally was Excel Ice Cream plant. later was warehouse for Fanny's Food Products, also used for printing plant in 1960's; in 1976, was converted into two row houses with two dwellings each, individual landmark ordinance number and date not found.

    Other Sources:

    Historic Info Compiler:

    Volunteer: Daniel R. Schreiber

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