• 1578 Sherman Avenue Evanston IL 60201
    42.046423, -87.68217
    PIN: 11-18-311-014-0000
  • 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?: 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: Jacobean Revival

    Details: Distinctive brick coursing (narrow dark bricks tie course alternate rows) stone crenellations, carved stone trefoil shaped window heads, stone base and quoins, carved stone water course at second floor line bay window center top 2 floors.

    Construction Year: 1893 - 1912

    Other Year:

    Date source: Landmark Nomination

    Wall Material (Current): Brick

    Wall Material 2 (Current): Stone

    Plan: Rectangular.

    No of Stories: 3

    Roof Type: Flat

    Roof Material: Undetermined

    Foundation: Undetermined


    Window Material: Leaded

    Window Material 2:

    Window Type: Double Hung

    Window Configuration: Multi Light/Multi Light


    Historic Features: Stone base, quoins and crenellations, original leaded glass double hung windows, brick coursing.

    Alterations: Front door and transom may have been replaced.

  • Historic Information

    Old Address (city dir.year):

    Building Moved?:

    Moved From:

    Original Owner: Northwestern Mutual Life

    Original Architect: Holabird & Roche

    Architect Source: Evanston History Center


    Surveyor: Susan Turner, AIA

    Surveyor Organization: The Lakota Group

    Survey Date: 21-Jul-15

    Survey Area:

  • Permit/Historic Information

    Current Address: 1578 Sherman Avenue

    Old Address:

    Date of Construction: 1893 - 1912

  • Permit Moving Information

    Moving Permit #:

    Date Moved:

  • Original Permit Information

    Building Permit #: 4704

    Date: 1912.06.02

    Building Permit Description:

    Cost: $10,000

    Original Owner Occupied?:

    Exterior Alteration Permits: BP4964, 1923.09.08, ADD, ARCH Holabird & Roche, $500; 2 additional permits (not clear if exterior or interior) - BP4704, 1912.06.02, remodel, AR Holabird & Roche, $10,000; BP39477, 1970.25.02, remodel entrance, $4500.

    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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