• 1856 Orrington Avenue Evanston IL 60602
    42.051783, -87.679472
    PIN: 11-18-115-003-0000
  • Local

    Within Local District?: No

    Local Dist Contrib/Non-Contrib?:

    Local Landmark?: Yes

    Year: 1983

    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: Multi Family Residential

    Condition: Excellent

    Integrity: Excellent

    Current Use: Multi Family Housing (Student Housing, Alpha Gamma Delta)

    Historic Use: Multi Family Housing (Student Housing)

    Secondary Structure:

    NR Second:

  • Architectural Description

    Architectural Classification: Collegiate Gothic

    Details: Stone window trim, carved stone entry.

    Construction Year: 1926

    Other Year:

    Date source: Landmark Nomination

    Wall Material (Current): Stone

    Wall Material 2 (Current):

    Plan: L Shape

    No of Stories: 2 1/2

    Roof Type: Cross-Gabled

    Roof Material: Slate

    Foundation: Stone

    Porch: Terrace

    Window Material: Metal

    Window Material 2:

    Window Type: Double Hung

    Window Configuration: Multi Light/Multi Light


    Historic Features: Bay windows, turret, carved stone entry, shed dormers.

    Alterations: Replacement windows.

  • Historic Information

    Old Address (city dir.year):

    Building Moved?:

    Moved From:

    Original Owner: Northwestern University

    Original Architect: James Gamble Rodgers

    Architect Source: Landmark Nomination


    Surveyor: Douglas Gilbert, AIA

    Surveyor Organization: The Lakota Group

    Survey Date: 14-Aug-15

    Survey Area:

  • Permit/Historic Information

    Current Address: 1856 Orrington Avenue, 701 University Place

    Old Address:

    Date of Construction: 1926

  • Permit Moving Information

    Moving Permit #:

    Date Moved:

  • Original Permit Information

    Building Permit #:


    Building Permit Description:


    Original Owner Occupied?:

    Exterior Alteration Permits: 11EXTR-0117: Mostly interior remodeling with new exterior accessible ramp and seating area.

    Other Permit Information:

    COA Info: 11PRES-0062: Interior renovations to 1856 Orrington, exterior work limited to new patio, stairs and ramp at main entrance (W elev), project requires removal of inter courtyard stone steps and landing, removal and salvage of flag stone pavers, removal of stone wall (as indicated on S elev), stone to be salvaged for new patio, install new decorative guard rail (3 locations on 1st flr - 1 S, 2 E elevs), install/replace copper cornice at 2 dormers (W elev), install/replace new scupper leaders and downspouts as needed, exterior alterations are not visible from the public way.

    Historic Info:

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    Volunteer: Ellegant/Weiss

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