A planned high-rise development is slated to replace a parking lot next to the Evanston Public Library. If approved, the roughly 200,000-square-foot building would contain ground floor retail space and three levels of garage parking for 124 vehicles.
Created by Mayo & Mayo—designers of some of the best known early 20th Century mansions on Chicago’s North Shore—this 1927 Tudor revival in Evanston combines a fine architectural pedigree with a desirable location.
Purchased by a preservation-minded architect for just $10, this 1928 house gained local notoriety when it was disassembled into three large pieces, placed on trucks, and hauled to a new location in Evanston, Illinois.
The house in north suburban Evanston played a starring role in the hit 1984 coming of age film Sixteen Candles where it was the home of Samantha Baker, a character played by ‘80s pop culture icon Molly Ringwald.