Palestine Commercial Historic District

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Palestine Commercial Historic District
Palestine Commercial Historic District.jpg
Buildings in the district
Palestine Commercial Historic District is located in Illinois
Palestine Commercial Historic District
Location 101-223 and 106-322 S. Main St., Palestine, Illinois
Coordinates 39°0′8″N 87°36′47″W / 39.00222°N 87.61306°W / 39.00222; -87.61306Coordinates: 39°0′8″N 87°36′47″W / 39.00222°N 87.61306°W / 39.00222; -87.61306
Area 8 acres (3.2 ha)
Architect John W. Ransom; Frank Corbin
Architectural style Late Victorian, Early Commercial, Classical Revival
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 95000985[1]
Added to NRHP August 4, 1995

The Palestine Commercial Historic District is a historic district in Palestine, Illinois. The district includes parts of the 100, 200 and 300 blocks of Main Street. 31 buildings, of which 25 are considered contributing buildings, are included in the district.[2] Several of the businesses in the district feature metal facades manufactured by George L. Mesker & Co.[3] The Fife Opera House, individually listed on the National Register, is located within the boundaries of the district. The district also includes Mary Ann Gogin's general store; Gogin was one of the first women in Illinois to own and operate a commercial business.[4]

The district was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Property Information Report: Palestine Commercial Historic District". Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 
  3. ^ "List of Identified Facades Manufactured by Mesker Brothers Iron Works and George L. Mesker & Company". Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Pioneer City Heritage Trail". Palestine Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved December 26, 2013.