Principia College Historic District

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Principia College Historic District
Principia College (2152575562).jpg
Principia College Chapel
Location Principia College, Jersey County, Illinois, United States
Nearest city Elsah, Illinois
Built 1940
Architect Bernard Maybeck; Henry Gutterson
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Tudor Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 93001605
Significant dates
Added to NRHP April 19, 1993[1]
Designated NHLD April 19, 1993[2]

Principia College Historic District, at Principia College, near the village of Elsah, Illinois, is a site significant for being the final phase of Bernard Maybeck's career as a designer of houses and public buildings. Maybeck designed thirteen buildings that were constructed at this site between 1931 and 1946. Eleven of those structures are still standing and are still in use today.[3]

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1993.,[2][4] and was also placed on the National Register of Historic Places that same year.


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Principia College Historic District". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2007-10-12. 
  3. ^ KETC: Living St. Louis: The Architecture of Principia College video accessed January 12, 2013
  4. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination:" (pdf). National Park Service. , 19.  Check date values in: |date= (help). Accompanying photos, exterior and interior PDF (8.63 MB)

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