906 N. Sheridan Road Built circa 1924 Landmarked August 1, 2016
The Samuel and Mary Schwartz Residence at 906 N. Sheridan Road is a highly significant structure that is a contributing landmark in Waukegan's Near North Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places (listed May 3, 1978). The iconic home is representative of the distinguishing characteristics of architecture inherently valuable for the study of a period, type, method of construction or use of indigenous materials; its unique location or singular physical characteristics that make it an established or familiar visual feature; and is part of an area that has yielded or may be likely to yield, information important in history or prehistory.
The home was constructed circa 1924 by architects/contractors G.W. Webster and Leonard Latz for Samuel and Mary Schwartz. It is a fine example of the Colonial Revival style of architecture, with its marks being the symmetrically placed Palladian windows, and the columns and dental molding which adorn the entry. The tiled hip roof and the tiled veranda show Mediterranean influence. Of special interest is the butt-set brickwork over the windows.
Samuel Schwartz was the owner of the Schwartz Furniture Company, which was located in the Schwartz Building at 5 N. Genesee Street.
The home was purchased by the current owners in 2012.