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Main & Market Streets (Structures), Courthouse Square, Main, Market, Center, Clay & Broadway, Mount Carroll, Carroll County, IL

Main & Market Streets (Structures), Courthouse Square, Main, Market, Center, Clay & Broadway, Mount Carroll, Carroll County, IL

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1987 Charles E. Peterson Prize, Honorable Mention
Significance: Mount Carroll is the seat of Carroll County, Illinois...Like other small towns in Illinois, Mount Carroll has experienced both the benefits and vicissitudes of its location. Though platted in 1843, development progressed slowly until 1862 and the arrival of the Chicago, Minneapolis and St. Paul Railroad. The railroad enabled the town to find a much broader market for its largely agricultural produce and to secure a variety of building materials for its expanding commercial and residential blocks. Two streets in particular, Main and Market, lined with buildings in the Federal, Italianate, and Queen Anne styles, came to symbolize the progress...The railroad that was once so vital first lost it passengers and then its freight to the automobile and truck. Trains no longer make a stop and the old depot has long since disappeared.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-144
Survey number: HABS IL-1148
Building/structure dates: 1869 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1876 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1915 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1895 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1860 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1911 Subsequent Work



Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Garner, John, faculty sponsor
University of Illinois, School of Architecture, sponsor
Cucciarre, Michael J, delineator
Edwards, Steven D, delineator
Erdman, Daniel W, delineator
Igleski, Mark W, delineator
Johnson, Bret F, delineator
Maass, Peter E, delineator
Markunas, Kenneth, delineator
Massa, James D, delineator


carroll county42.09502, -89.97818
Google Map of 42.0950233, -89.9781797


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