11-15 Douglas Avenue, Elgin, Il 60120
The Kohn Schramm Building is built in the commercial Italianate style. The front facade of the building is red brick, original on the upper two floors. A band of bricks projecting out from the wall surface outlines the second and third levels. The upper two floors are divided horizontally by light-colored concrete containing decorative detail. The cornice contains visually, heavy brackets (faithful replicas of the originals) spaced by poly-chromatic dentils. The windows, mostly original, are one over one, double-hung, wood windows. At the street level, the two storefronts have been restored with a central access door (with a transom containing prism glass) that leads up to the upper levels.