Red Bud Historic District

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Red Bud Historic District
East Market in the Red Bud HD.jpg
Red Bud Historic District is located in Illinois
Red Bud Historic District
Location Irregular pattern along Main and Market Sts., Red Bud, Illinois
Coordinates 38°12′33″N 89°59′37″W / 38.20917°N 89.99361°W / 38.20917; -89.99361Coordinates: 38°12′33″N 89°59′37″W / 38.20917°N 89.99361°W / 38.20917; -89.99361
Area 64 acres (26 ha)
Governing body Federal
NRHP Reference # 79000865[1]
Added to NRHP December 29, 1979

The Red Bud Historic District is a commercial and residential historic district which includes the originally developed portions of Red Bud. The district is centered on Main and Market Streets, the primary roads through the city. 195 buildings and structures, including 138 contributing buildings, are included in the district.[2] The oldest building in the district, the Greek Revival Durfee and Crozier Store, dates from 1855, seven years after Red Bud was platted. The community rapidly developed between the 1850s and 1880s, and architectural styles from these decades are prominently represented in the district. The Federal and Italianate styles are the two most prevalent in the district, the latter being an especially popular commercial design. Gothic Revival churches, Second Empire buildings, and a number of German-style cottages can also be found in the district. Development and population growth in Red Bud remained stable in Red Bud from the 1890s through most of the 20th century, and the historically developed core makes up most of the modern city.[3]

The district was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 29, 1979.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Property Information Report: Red Bud Historic District". Historic Architectural Resources Geographic Information System. Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. Retrieved February 11, 2014. 
  3. ^ Wagner, Robert (March 2, 1978). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Red Bud Historic District" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved February 11, 2014.