Mount Sterling Commercial Historic District

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Mount Sterling Commercial Historic District
Brown County Courthouse, Mount Sterling.jpg
Front of the courthouse
Mount Sterling Commercial Historic District is located in Illinois
Mount Sterling Commercial Historic District
Location Roughly bounded by Brown Co. Courthouse, Alley E of Capitol, South St., and Alley W of Capitol, Mount Sterling, Illinois
Coordinates 39°59′11″N 90°45′52″W / 39.98639°N 90.76444°W / 39.98639; -90.76444Coordinates: 39°59′11″N 90°45′52″W / 39.98639°N 90.76444°W / 39.98639; -90.76444
Area 8 acres (3.2 ha)
Architectural style Classical Revival, Italianate Commercial
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 87000724[1]
Added to NRHP May 8, 1987

The Mount Sterling Commercial Historic District is a historic business district located in downtown Mount Sterling, Illinois. The district, located immediately south of the Brown County Courthouse, includes four entire city blocks and parts of four others; 38 buildings, of which 35 are contributing buildings, are in the district.[2] Nearly all of the buildings in the district are Italianate commercial buildings; the only exceptions are a Classical Revival bank building and the courthouse, which incorporates both Italianate and Classical Revival elements. Two government buildings are located in the district: the 1868 courthouse and the Mount Sterling public library, which is located in a former hardware store.[3]

The district was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 8, 1987.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Mount Sterling Commercial Historic District". Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. Retrieved January 4, 2014. 
  3. ^ Christie, Robert (January 2, 1987). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Mount Sterling Commercial Historic District". National Park Service. Retrieved January 4, 2014.