Exact Construction Date: 1959
Date Research Source: https://skokielibrary.info/about/history-building/
Primary Materials: Concrete
Secondary Materials: Brick
Architect | Builder: Gertrude Kerbis for Skidmore, Owings & Merril
Current Use: Library
(at time of survey)
Building Classification: Building
Primary Type: Government
Sub Type: Library
Noteworthy Classification Features:
Wide horizontal form set on concrete piers with a recessed lower level. Vertical ridges span the facade of the second level, framing windows in the middle section. Concrete right-angled columns connect the facade with a recessed top level.
Roof Form: Flat
Sign Type: Attached
Sign Materials: Metal
Surveyors: S. Webb. Photo credit: Skokie Public Library
Survey Date: 9/13/2021
Noteworthy Landscape Features:
Sculpture, benches and plantings
Noteworthy Site Features:
Set in a plaza.
Major expansion in 1971. Other renovations in 2003 and 2021.
Also see Gertrude Kerbis bio in the Women Who Built Illinois database https://www.landmarks.org/women_built_type/gertrude-lempp-kerbis/