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  Historic Places  AK-AL, AR-AZ, CA to LosA, CA Mar-Yer, CO-CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI-IA, ID-IL, IL, IN, IN-KS, KY, LA, MA, MA2MD, ME, MI, MN-MTNC-NE, NJ-NY, OH, OK-OR, PA, PA2, RI-SD, TN, TX-UT, VA, VA2VT-WV, WY-ZZ  
  Idaho
Boise
Old Idaho State Penitentiary
2445 Old Penitentiary Road
Boise ID 83712
Phone 208 334-2844
Web Site http://www.idahohistory.net/oldpen.html
Description housed prisoners from 1870-1913, now offers video presentation, tours, armaments collection
Type of Resource Historic Place
Building Type Prison
Collection A-F Arms
Owner/Operator: Idaho Historical Society
New or Updated: 05/03/2003
 

 

  IL

  Aurora

  Paramount Arts Center

  23 East Galena Blvd

  Aurora   IL  60506    

  Phone   630 896-6666

  Web Site  http://www.paramountarts.com/

  Description  restored Art Deco theater with active performance schedule

  Type of Resource   Historic Place

  Primary Focus  Entertainment

  Building Type   Theater

  New or Updated:   11/5/2004


Illinois
Bishop Hill
Bishop Hill State Historic Site
PO Box D
Bishop Hill IL  61419
Phone 309 927-3345
Web Site http://www.state.il.us/HPA/Sites/bishophill01.htm
Alt Web  http://www.outfitters.com/illinois/henry/bishop_hill.html
   Description  Swedish religious colony, briefly prosperous, disbanded at the beginning of the Civil War; Colony Church, Colony Hotel, museum with paintings of Olof Krans
   Type of Resource Historic Place
   Primary Focus Communal
   Group Identity  Scandinavian
   Era  1846-1851

Illinois
Cahokia
Cahokia Courthouse State Historic Site
107 Elm Street
Cahokia IL  62206
   Phone  618 332-1782
   Web Site  http://www.state.il.us/hpa/Sites/cahokiacourthouse01.htm
Description originally built as a house in Indian trading center, served as courthouse from 1793-1814, the town hall, storehouse, saloon and house, building later moved, then reconstructed in 1939 using some of the original pieces
Type of Resource Historic Place
Primary Focus  Local History
Group Identity  French
Era  1740

Illinois
Carthage
Carthage Jail Visitors Center
307 Walnut St
Carthage IL 62321
Phone
217 357-2989
Web Site http://www.lds.org/placestovisit/location/0,10634,1844-1-1-1,00.html
Alt Web http://www.delange.org/Carthage/Carthage.htm
Description where Joseph & Hyrum Smith were murdered by a mob in 1844
Type of Resource Historic Place
Primary Focus Building
Building Type Jail
Group Identity LDS
Era 1839
New or Updated: 05/03/2003

Illinois
Chicago
Rosehill Cemetery & Civil War Museum
5800 N Ravenswood Avenue
Chicago IL  60660
  
Phone  773 561-5940
   Web Site  *****
   Description  finding resting place of many notables
   Type of Resource  Historic Place
   Building Type Cemetery

Illinois
Collinsville
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
30 Ramey Drive
Collinsville IL  62234
Phone  618 346-5160
   Web Site http://medicine.wustl.edu/~mckinney/cahokia/cahokia.html
   Description
   Type of Resource Historic Place
   Building Type Mounds
   Group Identity Native American

Illinois
Dixon
John Deere Historic Site
8393 South Main
Dixon IL 61021
Phone 815 652-4551
Web Site *****
Alt Web http://www.deere.com/en_US/compinfo/history/granddetour.html?sidenavstate=0000000101
Description archaeological site of blacksmith shop where John Deere developed steel plow, site holds shop, home, visitor center, prairie
Type of Resource Historic Place
Primary Focus Famous People
Building Type Trade/Craft
Industry /Profession Farming
New or Updated: 05/24/2003

Illinois
East Alton
Melvin Price Locks & Dams Visitor Center
2 Lock and Dam Way
2751 Berm Highway
East Alton  62024
Phone  618 462-6979
Web Site  ******
Toll Free
888 899-2602
Description
Type of Resource  Historic Place
Primary Focus  Maritime

Illinois
Evanston
Levere Memorial Temple
1856 East Sheridan Road
Evanston IL  60201
Phone 847 475-1856
Web Site  http://www.saefraternity.org/symbols/temple/
Description  headquarters of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity
Type of Resource  Historic Place
Collection G-M  Glass

Illinois
Golden
Prairie Mills Windmill
902 Prairie Mills Road
Box 148
Golden IL 62339
Phone 217 696-2495
Web Site http://www.windmill.org/mill.html
Description restoration of windmill completed July 2001 -- historical society local museum located near windmill
Type of Resource Historic Place
Primary Focus Industrial
Building Type Windmill
Group Identity German
Era 1872
Owner/Operator: Golden Historical Society
New or Updated: 06/14/2003

Illinois
Lansing
Lansing Veterans Memorial Museum
53 N Broadway
Lansing Municipal Airport
Lansing IL 60505
Phone 630 892-1572
Web Site http://www.lansingvetsmemorial.org/
Alt Web http://www.lansingmunicipal.com/images/LansingMem.html
Description depicts a helicopter landing and troops deploying, also at airport is 1926 Henry Ford hangar
Type of Resource Historic Place
Primary Focus Military
Building Type Civic
Collection N-Z Sculpture
New or Updated: 06/26/2003

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  Illinois
Lincoln
Mount Pulaski Courthouse State Historic Site
Town Square
PO Box 355
Lincoln IL  62666
Phone  217 792-3919
Web Site  www.state.il.us/HPA/MPULASKI.HTM
Description  Lincoln argued cases in this courthouse in the 1840s and 50s
Type of Resource  Historic Place
Primary Focus  President
Nature of Group or Site  Government
Field of Study/Science Facility  Politics
   Era  1850

Illinois
Lincoln
Postville Court House State
914 5th Street
PO Box 355
Lincoln IL 62656
Phone 217 732-8930
Web Site http://www.state.il.us/hpa/hs/Postville.htm
Alt Web http://showcase.netins.net/web/creative/lincoln/sites/postvill.htm
Description reproduction of courthouse where Abraham Lincoln traveled as a circuit lawyer
Type of Resource Historic Place
Primary Focus President
Building Type Courthouse
Owner/Operator: IHPA
New or Updated: 06/28/2003

 
   
  Illinois
Lockport
Gaylord Building
200 West 8th St
Lockport IL  60441
  
Phone  815 838-0328
   Web Site  www.nthp.org
   Description
   Type of Resource 
Historic Place

Illinois
Metamora
Metamora Courthouse State Historic Site
113 East Partridge Street
Metamora IL  61548
   Phone  309 367-4470
   Web Site  www.state.il.us/HPA/METAMORA.HTM
   Description  Lincoln argued cases in this courthouse in the 1840s and 50s
   Type of Resource  Historic Place
   Primary Focus  President
   Nature of Group or Site  Government
   Field of Study/Science Facility  Politics
   Era  1845

Illinois
Mt Pulaski
Mt Pulaski Courthouse SHS
113 South Washington St
MAIL PO Box 355 Lincoln 62656
 
Mt Pulaski  IL  62548    
 
Phone  217 792-3919
 
Alt Phone  217 732-8930
 
Web Site  http://www.state.il.us/hpa/hs/Pulaski.htm
 
Description  on the square, Abraham Lincoln  practiced law on the court circuit here                        from 1848 - 1855
 
Type of Resource  Historic Place
 
Building Type  Courthouse
 
New or Updated:  07/06/2003

 
  Illinois
Nauvoo  62354
C Webb Blacksmith Shop
Parley Street
   Phone  217 453-2498
   Web Site  www.lds.org/basicbeliefs/placestovisit/1054.html
   Description
   Type of Resource 
Historic Place
   Primary Focus  Building
   Building Type  Blacksmith
   Group Identity  Latter Day Saints

Illinois
Nauvoo
Cultural Hall
 
Young Street
 
Nauvoo  IL  62354   
 
Phone  217 453-6351
 
Web Site  http://www.lds.org/placestovisit/location/0,10634,1845-1-1-1,00.html
 
Alt Web  http://www.algonet.se/~daba/lds/masons.htm
 
Description  multi-purpose structure used by LDS members, used as a Freemason lodge
 
Type of Resource  Historic Place
 
Primary Focus  Building
 
Building Type  Civic
 
New or Updated:  07/10/2003

  IL
 
Nauvoo
 
Lyon Drugstore
 
Main Street
 
MAIL Nauvoo Visitors' Center, Main & Young
 
Nauvoo  IL  62354    
 
Phone  217 453-6448
 
Web Site  *****
 
Toll Free  888 453-6434
 
Alt Web  http://www.beautifulnauvoo.com/site/visit.cfm?PT=2
 
Description  drug store while Nauvoo was LDS community
 
Type of Resource  Historic Place
 
Building Type  Commercial
 
Group Identity  Latter Day Saints
 
Era      1843
 
New or Updated:  07/12/2003

Print Shop
   Phone  217 453-2278
   Web Site  http://ns1.rockbridge.net/canal/
   Description  information on canals
   Type of Resource  Historic Place
   Primary Focus Industrial
   Building Type  Trade/Craft
   Industry /Profession  Printing

Red Brick Store
620 Water Street
   Phone  217 453-6416
   Web Site  http://cofchrist.org/js/rbs/Default.asp
   Type of Resource  Historic Place
   Building Type  Commercial
   Group Identity Latter Day Saints
   Era 1840
 

  IL

  Nauvoo

  Scovil Bakery

  Main & Young

  Nauvoo  IL   62354    

  Phone  217 453-6418

  Web Site http://www.lds.org/placestovisit/location/0,10634,1856-1-1-1,00.html

  Description  bakery restored to 1840s, offers free gingerbread cookie samples

  Type of Resource  Historic Place

  Building Type  Trade/Craft

  Group Identity  Latter Day Saints

  Era  1840

  New or Updated:  8/31/2007


  IL
 
Nauvoo
 
Seventies Hall
 
Parley Street
 
MAIL Nauvoo Visitors' Center, Main & Young
 
Nauvoo  IL  62354    
 
Phone  217 453-6410
 
Web Site  *****
 
Toll Free  888 453-6434
 
Alt Web  http://www.lds.org/placestovisit/location/0,10634,1857-1-1-1,00.html
 
Description  early priesthood education center, library & museum
 
Type of Resource  Historic Place
 
Primary Focus  Building
 
Building Type  Civic
 
Group Identity  Latter Day Saints
 
Era      1844
 
New or Updated:  07/13/2003
 
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