National Register of Historic Places adds Jacksonville

By Jim McCabe on February 24 at 7:17am

Jacksonville’s historic district has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.

The National Register announced Monday it’s adding a total of 13 buildings, eight historic districts and two archaeological sites in Illinois.

The Jacksonville district was listed in 1978 as a collection of predominantly residential but also religious, civic and commercial buildings. The district was also important for its associations with education- most notably, Illinois College and the Illinois School for the Deaf.

The National Register entry has now been amended to provide additional documentation and include more areas that contributed to the district’s architectural significance, according to a press release from the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency.