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5215 Oakton St Skokie

5215 Oakton St Skokie

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

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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

Related Literature: https://skokielibrary.info/about/history-building/

Noteworthy Landscape Features:

Sculpture, benches and plantings

Noteworthy Site Features:

Set in a plaza.

Major Alterations:

Major expansion in 1971. Other renovations in 2003 and 2021.

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