Waukegan Building

Waukegan BuildingAKA:
Waukegan National Bank Building; VIP Building

Address:
4 S. Genesee Street
Waukegan, IL 60085

Years Active:
1925-1985

Summary:
Waukegan’s first skyscraper; a neoclassical eight-story bank tower with a basement vault and some ground-floor retail space. Functioned as a bank through about 1937, but most-remembered for a Walgreen’s occupying the former bank hall in the mid-20th century. The upper floors housed various professional offices. Acquired by a slumlord in the 1970s and has sat in darkness (with occasionally-suspicious activity taking place off-and-on) for over 30 years, only being maintained as-needed.

Status: Vacant; severely neglected and vandalized, but not truly abandoned.

Article: No

Flickr set(s): 5/23/14; August 2014; 3/31/15

Video: Weird Waukegan

Loot: Crazy Dwayne thinks I tried to steal the safe…

Notes: DO NOT ATTEMPT. Property owner is batshit violent.