Waterloo Historic District (Illinois)

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Waterloo Historic District
Monroe County Courthouse, Waterloo.jpg
Monroe County Courthouse
Waterloo Historic District (Illinois) is located in Illinois
Waterloo Historic District (Illinois)
Location Most of the central portion of Waterloo, Illinois, roughly bounded by Morrison, Moore, Konigsmark & Hickory/Oak/Elm
Coordinates 38°20′07″N 90°09′10″W / 38.33528°N 90.15278°W / 38.33528; -90.15278Coordinates: 38°20′07″N 90°09′10″W / 38.33528°N 90.15278°W / 38.33528; -90.15278
Area 77 acres (31 ha)
Built 1836
Architect Multiple
Architectural style Italianate, Other
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 78001177[1]
Added to NRHP December 1, 1978

The Waterloo Historic District is a historic district composed of the majority of central Waterloo, Illinois. The district includes 271 buildings, of which 182 are contributing buildings to its historic character.[2] The center of the district includes Waterloo's town square, the site of the Monroe County Courthouse, as well as a two-block section of Main Street which forms the city's commercial core. The town square is surrounded by residential development on three sides, an unusual arrangement among small towns in Illinois. The predominant architectural styles in the residential parts of the district are local adaptations of the Federal style and a German cottage style developed by the city's German immigrants in the 19th century.[3]

The district was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on December 1, 1978.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Property Information Report: Waterloo Historic District". Historic Architectural Resources Geographic Information System. Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. Retrieved February 13, 2014. 
  3. ^ Wagner, Robert (February 7, 1978). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Waterloo Historic District" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved February 13, 2014.