Southern Illinois Properties Added to National Register of Historic Places

Feb 7, 2019

Thirty properties in Illinois are being added to the National Register of Historic Places.

The National Park Service - based on recommendations from the State Historic Preservation Office - adds places to the register.

Properties have to be more than 50 years old to be eligible and they receive some financial incentives.

Properties making the list from southern Illinois in 2018 are:

The house at 502 S.E. 4th in Fairfield, which was constructed in the mid-1870's

The Methodist Episcopal Church in Salem, completed in 1907

The Old Fire Station in Chester, built in 1935

Also in Chester, two 19th century properties, the Christian F. Weinrich House; and the Frederick Weistar House, locally known as the Stone Cottage.