1616 Sheridan Road

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1616 Sheridan Road is a high rise condominium in Wilmette, Illinois. It was the first of the eight Wilmette high-rise condominiums / apartments presently on Sheridan Road (six of which are lakeside).

History[edit]

In 1956, William A. Nott asked the Village of Wilmette for a permit allowing him to construct a 41-room motel along the lake on Sheridan Road.[1][2][3] Many (for example local attorney Antonia Rago Herbert at a packed zoning commission meeting in 1956) spoke out against the proposal.[3] A group of Wilmette residents, including a number of lawyers, got together and formed Ouilmette Civic Improvement Association.[2] The Association got 2,5400 citizens to sign a petition against the development, and also pushed the urge for zoning to ban any future businesses that cater to commuters on Sheridan Road, and that the district the motel was planned for (formerly the unincorporated "No Man's Land") be rezoned for residential use only. The association's representatives of the group insisted they did not oppose the motel on moral grounds.[2]

The Village Board voted three votes opposing,and three votes in favor of the motel.[1][2] The village president cast a final vote opposing the structure. Nott sued the township, with the Illinois Supreme granted him permission to build the motel.[2] Nott instead decided he would build an apartment house instead.[2]

Nott built his high rise condominium in 1961[4] at 1616 Sheridan Road, soon to be followed by the many that stand today including Wilmette's tallest building (a lake side condominium at 1500 Sheridan Road).

Use[edit]

1616 is used as a condominium. Its amenities [5] include valet parking, an outdoor pool, a party room, lake views, a private beach, outdoor terraces, a heated parking garage, and an outdoor parking lot.

The building is close to a Harris Bank and Plaza del Lago shopping center, blocks from The Linden Station of the Purple Line CTA, and is on Sheridan Road (a popular commuter roadway), adjacent to doctors offices in the 1625 Sheridan Road, short distance from 4th and Linden Shopping, walking distance from Langdon park/ beach, close to Gilson park/ beach, short distance from Wilmette Harbor, Close to Michigan Shores and Sheridan Shores clubs, and a short drive to the landmark Bahá'í House of Worship.

Schools[edit]

The elementary and middle school district is Wilmette District 39. The public high school is district 203. The building's local elementary school is Central School, which goes from kindergarten to fourth grade. In middle school kids go to Highcrest Middle School for fifth and sixth, and Wilmette Junior High for seventh and eighth grade. Freshman year students go to the freshman campus of New Trier, which is located in Northfield, Illinois. From grades ten through twelve students go to the East campus of New Trier located in Winnetka, Illinois

Local Private Schools Include[6]

High School

  • Roycemore
  • Alryn Day School(Special Education)
  • Loyola Academy
  • Regina Dominican High School
  • North Shore Country Day

Middle School

  • Roycemore
  • Baker
  • St. Frances
  • St. Joseph
  • North Shore Country Day
  • Alryn Day School (Special Education)

Elementary School

  • Roycemore
  • Baker
  • St. Frances
  • St. Joseph
  • North Shore Country Day
  • Alryn Day School (Special Education)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Village Bans Motel In Stormy Board Meet: President Breaks Tie in Special Session on Mondsay Evening" Wilmette Life, January 1, 1957, pp. 32-33
  2. ^ a b c d e f Shea, Robert (1987). From No Man’s Land, To Plaza del Lago. 919 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL. 60611: American References Publishing Corporation. 
  3. ^ a b Hussy-Arntson, Kathy; Leary, Patrick (2012). Wilmette. Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing. 
  4. ^ [1] high rise condominium build by Nott in 1961
  5. ^ [2] Sheridan Road Home Listing
  6. ^ [3] Private Schools in Sheridan

Coordinates: 42°05′18″N 87°42′03″W / 42.0882°N 87.7008°W / 42.0882; -87.7008