National Register of Historic Places listings in Will County, Illinois

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Location of Will County in Illinois

This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Will County, Illinois.

This is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Will County, Illinois, United States. Latitude and longitude coordinates are provided for many National Register properties and districts; these locations may be seen together in a Google map.[1]

There are 36 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county, including 1 National Historic Landmark. Another property was once listed but has been removed.

This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted July 3, 2014.[2]


Current listings[edit]

[3] Name on the Register Image Date listed[4] Location City or town Description
1 Alternate Route 66, Wilmington to Joliet
Alternate Route 66, Wilmington to Joliet
May 5, 2006
(#06000381)
Illinois Route 53 between Wilmington and Joliet
41°24′16″N 88°06′27″W / 41.404444°N 88.1075°W / 41.404444; -88.1075 (Alternate Route 66, Wilmington to Joliet)
Joliet and Wilmington This is the section of former U.S. Route 66 that traveled from Wilmington to Joliet. The road mostly traverses agricultural land, but does pass the former Joliet Army Ammunition Plant. Most of this 15.9-mile (25.6 km) stretch has been re-designated Illinois Route 53. One bridge, one overpass, and Four concrete box culverts along the road are also included in the listing.
2 Beecher Mausoleum Upload image
September 18, 2013
(#13000714)
Jct. of IL 1 & Horner Ln.
41°20′13″N 87°37′08″W / 41.336921°N 87.618908°W / 41.336921; -87.618908 (Beecher Mausoleum)
Washington Township
3 Brandon Road Lock and Dam Historic District
Brandon Road Lock and Dam Historic District
March 10, 2004
(#04000163)
1100 Brandon Road
41°30′17″N 88°06′20″W / 41.504694°N 88.105667°W / 41.504694; -88.105667 (Brandon Road Lock and Dam Historic District)
Joliet The Brandon Road Lock and Dam is one of eight locks and dams used to control water levels of the Illinois Waterway. The waterway connects the Chicago River to the Mississippi River.
4 Briscoe Mounds
Briscoe Mounds
December 22, 1978
(#78001198)
Front St. along the Des Plaines River[5]
41°25′10″N 88°13′08″W / 41.41944°N 88.21888°W / 41.41944; -88.21888 (Briscoe Mounds)
Channahon The mounds are an archeological site located along the north side of the Des Plaines River. Surveys and excavations from 1938 to 1964 revealed Mississippian pottery and bodies dating from 1200-1500 AD.
5 Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal Historic District
Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal Historic District
December 20, 2011
(#11000907)
Illinois Waterway miles 290.0-321.7
41°38′31″N 88°03′37″W / 41.641867°N 88.060208°W / 41.641867; -88.060208 (Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal Historic District)
Lemont, Romeoville and Lockport part of the Illinois Waterway Navigation System Facilities MPS; extends from the West Side of Chicago through Cook County west of Chicago and DuPage County to Lockport
6 Christ Episcopal Church
Christ Episcopal Church
August 12, 1982
(#82002603)
75 West Van Buren Street
41°31′33″N 88°05′03″W / 41.525833°N 88.084167°W / 41.525833; -88.084167 (Christ Episcopal Church)
Joliet The church was built in 1885 to serve the Episcopalian religious congregation. Designed by F. S. Allen, the congregation met in the church until 2004. It was destroyed in a 2006 fire.[6]
7 Downtown Peotone Historic District
Downtown Peotone Historic District
November 16, 2005
(#05001253)
Roughly North First Street and both sides of North Second Street, roughly bounded by the alley south of Main and north by North Street
41°20′03″N 87°47′29″W / 41.334167°N 87.791389°W / 41.334167; -87.791389 (Downtown Peotone Historic District)
Peotone The Illinois Central Railroad opened in 1856 with a station in eastern Will County. The surrounding area became known as Peotone and featured a lively commercial district along the tracks. This district later expanded in response to growing use of automobiles.
8 Downtown Plainfield Historic District Upload image
September 18, 2013
(#13000719)
Lockport bounded by Division & Main Sts.
41°36′30″N 88°12′18″W / 41.608432°N 88.205134°W / 41.608432; -88.205134 (Downtown Plainfield Historic District)
Plainfield
9 Eagle Hotel
Eagle Hotel
February 16, 1994
(#94000021)
100–104 Water Street
41°18′28″N 88°08′51″W / 41.307778°N 88.1475°W / 41.307778; -88.1475 (Eagle Hotel)
Wilmington Eagle Hotel opened in the late 1830s to accommodate farmers traveling to Wilmington to use the local grist mill. The Chicago and Alton Railroad and U.S. Route 66 were later constructed near the hotel, providing further commerce. The interior was badly damaged in a 1990 fire.
10 Fitzpatrick House
Fitzpatrick House
February 9, 1984
(#84001170)
Illinois Route 53
41°36′02″N 88°04′15″W / 41.600556°N 88.070833°W / 41.600556; -88.070833 (Fitzpatrick House)
Romeoville[7]
11 Flanders House
Flanders House
November 14, 1991
(#91001688)
405 West Main Street
41°36′45″N 88°12′10″W / 41.6125°N 88.202778°W / 41.6125; -88.202778 (Flanders House)
Plainfield
12 Ron George Round Barn
Ron George Round Barn
December 7, 1982
(#82000401)
Northeast of Romeoville off of U.S. Route 66
41°39′28″N 88°09′52″W / 41.657778°N 88.164444°W / 41.657778; -88.164444 (Ron George Round Barn)
Bolingbrook Relocated in 1998 to Essington Road.[8]
13 John Heck House
John Heck House
August 16, 1994
(#94000978)
1225 South Hamilton Street
41°35′07″N 88°03′29″W / 41.585278°N 88.058056°W / 41.585278; -88.058056 (John Heck House)
Lockport
14 Jacob H. Henry House
Jacob H. Henry House
May 14, 1979
(#79000875)
20 South Eastern Avenue
41°31′23″N 88°04′35″W / 41.523056°N 88.076389°W / 41.523056; -88.076389 (Jacob H. Henry House)
Joliet
15 Illinois and Michigan Canal
Illinois and Michigan Canal
October 15, 1966
(#66000332)
7 miles (11 km) southwest of Joliet on U.S. Route 6, in Channahon State Park
41°34′11″N 88°04′11″W / 41.569722°N 88.069722°W / 41.569722; -88.069722 (Illinois and Michigan Canal)
Joliet
16 Joliet YMCA
Joliet YMCA
February 9, 2006
(#06000010)
215 North Ottawa Street
41°31′50″N 88°05′01″W / 41.530556°N 88.083611°W / 41.530556; -88.083611 (Joliet YMCA)
Joliet
17 Joliet East Side Historic District
Joliet East Side Historic District
August 15, 1980
(#80001418)
Roughly bounded by Washington and Union Streets, 4th and Eastern Avenues
41°31′08″N 88°04′28″W / 41.518889°N 88.074444°W / 41.518889; -88.074444 (Joliet East Side Historic District)
Joliet
18 Joliet Municipal Airport
Joliet Municipal Airport
December 10, 1980
(#80001419)
4000 West Jefferson Street
41°31′24″N 88°10′46″W / 41.523333°N 88.179444°W / 41.523333; -88.179444 (Joliet Municipal Airport)
Joliet
19 Joliet Steel Works
Joliet Steel Works
February 28, 1991
(#91000088)
927 Collins Street
41°32′28″N 88°04′30″W / 41.541111°N 88.075°W / 41.541111; -88.075 (Joliet Steel Works)
Joliet
20 Joliet Township High School
Joliet Township High School
August 12, 1982
(#82002604)
201 East Jefferson Street
41°31′32″N 88°04′28″W / 41.525556°N 88.074444°W / 41.525556; -88.074444 (Joliet Township High School)
Joliet
21 Louis Joliet Hotel
Louis Joliet Hotel
February 9, 1990
(#90000101)
22 East Clinton Street
41°31′36″N 88°04′48″W / 41.526667°N 88.08°W / 41.526667; -88.08 (Louis Joliet Hotel)
Joliet
22 Lockport Historic District
Lockport Historic District
May 12, 1975
(#75000676)
Area between 7th and 11th Streets and Canal and Washington Streets
41°35′22″N 88°03′25″W / 41.589444°N 88.056944°W / 41.589444; -88.056944 (Lockport Historic District)
Lockport
23 Lockport Lock, Dam and Power House Historic District
Lockport Lock, Dam and Power House Historic District
March 10, 2004
(#04000167)
2502 Channel Drive
41°34′10″N 88°04′44″W / 41.569444°N 88.078889°W / 41.569444; -88.078889 (Lockport Lock, Dam and Power House Historic District)
Lockport
24 McGovney–Yunker Farmstead
McGovney–Yunker Farmstead
May 31, 2006
(#06000448)
10824 LaPorte Road
41°31′36″N 87°52′53″W / 41.526667°N 87.881389°W / 41.526667; -87.881389 (McGovney–Yunker Farmstead)
Mokena
25 Robert Milne House
Robert Milne House
December 17, 1979
(#79000876)
535 East 7th Street
41°35′22″N 88°02′57″W / 41.589444°N 88.049167°W / 41.589444; -88.049167 (Robert Milne House)
Lockport
26 Peotone Mill
Peotone Mill
March 19, 1982
(#82002605)
433 West Corning Avenue
41°19′56″N 87°47′53″W / 41.332222°N 87.798056°W / 41.332222; -87.798056 (Peotone Mill)
Peotone
27 Plainfield Halfway House
Plainfield Halfway House
September 29, 1980
(#80001421)
503 Main Street
41°36′41″N 88°12′15″W / 41.611389°N 88.204167°W / 41.611389; -88.204167 (Plainfield Halfway House)
Plainfield
28 Rubens Rialto Square Theater
Rubens Rialto Square Theater
July 24, 1978
(#78001199)
102 North Chicago Street
41°31′34″N 88°04′53″W / 41.526111°N 88.081389°W / 41.526111; -88.081389 (Rubens Rialto Square Theater)
Joliet
29 Hiram B. Scutt Mansion
Hiram B. Scutt Mansion
February 5, 2003
(#02001760)
206 N Broadway
41°31′37″N 88°05′18″W / 41.526944°N 88.088333°W / 41.526944; -88.088333 (Hiram B. Scutt Mansion)
Joliet
30 Small–Towle House
Small–Towle House
May 12, 2004
(#04000419)
515 County Road
41°18′39″N 88°08′31″W / 41.310833°N 88.141944°W / 41.310833; -88.141944 (Small–Towle House)
Wilmington
31 Standard Oil Gasoline Station
Standard Oil Gasoline Station
November 13, 1984
(#84000340)
600 West Lockport Street
41°36′29″N 88°12′20″W / 41.608056°N 88.205556°W / 41.608056; -88.205556 (Standard Oil Gasoline Station)
Plainfield
32 Stone Manor
Stone Manor
November 26, 1980
(#80001420)
Southeast of Lockport
41°34′23″N 87°56′10″W / 41.573056°N 87.936111°W / 41.573056; -87.936111 (Stone Manor)
Homer Glen
33 U.S. Post Office
U.S. Post Office
August 20, 1981
(#81000223)
150 North Scott Street
41°31′39″N 88°04′49″W / 41.5275°N 88.080278°W / 41.5275; -88.080278 (U.S. Post Office)
Joliet
34 Union Station
Union Station
August 1, 1978
(#78001200)
50 East Jefferson Street
41°31′28″N 88°04′47″W / 41.524444°N 88.079722°W / 41.524444; -88.079722 (Union Station)
Joliet
35 Upper Bluff Historic District
Upper Bluff Historic District
June 5, 1991
(#91000687)
Roughly bounded by Taylor, Center and Campbell Streets and Raynor Avenue
41°31′45″N 88°05′47″W / 41.529167°N 88.096389°W / 41.529167; -88.096389 (Upper Bluff Historic District)
Joliet
36 Will County Historical Society Headquarters
Will County Historical Society Headquarters
May 17, 1972
(#72000467)
803 South State Street
41°35′21″N 88°03′17″W / 41.589167°N 88.054722°W / 41.589167; -88.054722 (Will County Historical Society Headquarters)
Lockport

Former listing[edit]

[3] Name on the Register Image Date listed Date removed Location City or town Summary
1 Ninth Street Seven Arch Stone Bridge Upload image
August 20, 2004
(#04000866)
August 28, 2012
Ninth Street spanning Deep Run Creek
41°35′36″N 88°03′53″W / 41.593333°N 88.064722°W / 41.593333; -88.064722 (Ninth Street Seven Arch Stone Bridge)
Lockport Destroyed in a 2011 storm.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The latitude and longitude information provided in this table was derived originally from the National Register Information System, which has been found to be fairly accurate for about 99% of listings. For about 1% of NRIS original coordinates, experience has shown that one or both coordinates are typos or otherwise extremely far off; some corrections may have been made. A more subtle problem causes many locations to be off by up to 150 yards, depending on location in the country: most NRIS coordinates were derived from tracing out latitude and longitudes off of USGS topographical quadrant maps created under the North American Datum of 1927, which differs from the current, highly accurate WGS84 GPS system used by most on-line maps. Chicago is about right, but NRIS longitudes in Washington are higher by about 4.5 seconds, and are lower by about 2.0 seconds in Maine. Latitudes differ by about 1.0 second in Florida. Some locations in this table may have been corrected to current GPS standards.
  2. ^ "National Register of Historic Places: Weekly List Actions". National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved on July 3, 2014.
  3. ^ a b Numbers represent an ordering by significant words. Various colorings, defined here, differentiate National Historic Landmarks and historic districts from other NRHP buildings, structures, sites or objects.
  4. ^ The eight-digit number below each date is the number assigned to each location in the National Register Information System database, which can be viewed by clicking the number.
  5. ^ Maruszak, Kathleen, and Debi A. Jones. National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Briscoe Mounds. National Park Service, 1978-07, 9.
  6. ^ Dardick, Hal (2006-10-10). "Church fire leaves sense of loss". Chicago Tribune. 
  7. ^ Originally listed as Lockport vicinity, now within the boundaries of Romeoville
  8. ^ "Bolingbrook to Save Round Barn". Joliet Herald-News. April 23, 1998. 
  9. ^ Chicago Sun-Times http://heraldnews.suntimes.com/news/7791760-418/historic-lockport-bridge-limestone-to-be-used-for-fundraising.html |url= missing title (help).