Illinois National Historic Landmarks


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88 Illinois National Historic Landmarks


Abraham Lincoln Home (Springfield) - 7/28/2006
The only home Lincoln ever owned, where he lived from 1844 to 1861 before going to Washington
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Adler Planetarium (Chicago) - 6/21/1986
Founded in 1930 by Chicago business leader Max Adler, it was the first planetarium in the U.S.
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Auditorium Building (Chicago) - 8/27/2010
Designed and built to house a world-class theater, it is one of the best-known designs of Adler and Sullivan
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Cahokia Mounds (Collinsville) - 6/3/2017
The site of a pre-Columbian Native American city (c. 600–1400 CE), covering 2200 acres and containing about 80 mounds
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Church of the Holy FamilyPlaque (Cahokia) - 10/17/2021
Built beginning in 1786, it is a remarkably unaltered example of the French colonial construction style known as "poteaux-sur-solle" (post-on-sill)
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David Davis House (Bloomington) - 10/16/2021
This Italianate villa-style Victorian home was the residence of the Supreme Court justice and Senator from Illinois
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Eads Bridge (East St. Louis) - 6/4/2017
Opened in 1874, it was one of the earliest long bridges built across the Mississippi, the world's first all steel construction, and built high enough so steamboats could travel under
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Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio (Oak Park) - 8/29/2010
The 1889 family home and later working studio of the renowned architect
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Frederick C. Robie House (Chicago) - 8/27/2010
Built between 1908 and 1910 and one of the best examples of Prairie style by architect Frank Lloyd Wright
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Illinois & Michigan Canal Locks and Towpath - 10/15/2021
The 1848 canal connected the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico and helped establish Chicago as the transportation hub of the U.S.
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John Deere Home and ShopPlaque (Grand Detour) - 5/9/2011
The site preserves the location where the first steel plow was invented by John Deere in 1837
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Lincoln Tomb (Springfield) - 7/28/2006
The final resting place of the President
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Lyman Trumbull HousePlaque (Alton) - 10/17/2021
The 1849 house is significant for its association with the former U.S. Senator best known for being a co-author of the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution
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Mazon Creek Fossil Beds - 10/15/2021
This area has a sedimentary deposit that exhibits extraordinary fossils with exceptional preservation - sometimes including preserved soft tissues
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Montgomery Ward Company Complex (Chicago) - 8/28/2010
Located on the Chicago River, the former national headquarters for the country's oldest mail order firm
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Nicholas Jarrot Mansion (Cahokia) - 10/17/2021
Built in 1807–1810 for the son of French colonists, it is a rare example of Federal architecture in the upper Mississippi River valley, noted for its odd look due to inexperienced masons
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Old State Capitol (Springfield) - 10/16/2021
The fifth Illinois capitol building, built in the Greek Revival style and serving as the state house from 1840 to 1876; Abraham Lincoln announced his Presidential candidacy here
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Pullman Historic District (Chicago) - 10/15/2021
The district was the first model, planned industrial community in the U.S., as well as the scene of the violent 1894 Pullman strike
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Susan Lawrence Dana House (Springfield) - 10/16/2021
A 1902 home in Prairie School style designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for the heiress and patron, it reflects their mutual affection for organic architecture, the relatively flat landscape of Illinois, and the Japanese aesthetic
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Vachel Lindsay House (Springfield) - 10/16/2021
Built in 1848, this was the 1879 birthplace and lifelong home of poet Nicholas Vachel Lindsay
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