Delavan Commercial Historic District

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Delavan Commercial Historic District
Delavan, Illinois 401 Locust St from NE.jpg
Masonic Hall at 401 Locust Street
Delavan Commercial Historic District is located in Illinois
Delavan Commercial Historic District
Delavan Commercial Historic District is located in the United States
Delavan Commercial Historic District
Location307, 309--324, 400, 401, 404--410, 412 and 414 Locust St., Delavan, Illinois
Coordinates40°22′20″N 89°32′50″W / 40.37222°N 89.54722°W / 40.37222; -89.54722Coordinates: 40°22′20″N 89°32′50″W / 40.37222°N 89.54722°W / 40.37222; -89.54722
Area3.4 acres (1.4 ha)
Architectural styleItalianate, Queen Anne
NRHP reference #91001687[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 14, 1991

The Delavan Commercial Historic District is a historic district in downtown Delavan, Illinois. The district includes 26 buildings along two blocks of Locust Street, 20 of which are contributing buildings. The oldest buildings in the district, two simple brick commercial structures, were built around 1860. The remaining buildings were mainly built later in the 19th century, with a few built during the early 20th century. The buildings mostly have either Italianate or vernacular commercial designs, as was typical for commercial buildings of the period. Several of the buildings feature decorative metal elements such as storefronts, cornices, and window treatments. One notable exception to this design trend is the Masonic Hall at 401 Locust Street, which has a Queen Anne design featuring a large turret.[2]

The district was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 14, 1991.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Kenyon, Leslie H.; Ulrich, Amelia L. (July 5, 1991). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Delavan Commercial Historic District" (PDF). Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. Retrieved October 12, 2015.