Elliott Street Historic District

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Elliott Street Historic District
Three houses on Elliott Street in Olney.jpg
Houses on the west side of the 400 block of South Elliott Street
Elliott Street Historic District is located in Illinois
Elliott Street Historic District
Location S. Elliott St. between Chestnut St. and South Ave., Olney, Illinois
Coordinates 38°43′32″N 88°4′48″W / 38.72556°N 88.08000°W / 38.72556; -88.08000Coordinates: 38°43′32″N 88°4′48″W / 38.72556°N 88.08000°W / 38.72556; -88.08000
Architectural style Georgian Revival, Italianate, Queen Anne
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 80001405[1]
Added to NRHP November 26, 1980

The Elliott Street Historic District is a historic district comprising five blocks of South Elliott Street in Olney, Illinois. The district is primarily residential; all but four of the 33 main buildings in the district are single-family homes. South Elliott Street has historically been one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Olney, and the area has consequently been known as the "Silk Stocking District" since the 1850s. The section of Olney including South Elliott Street was platted by William Elliott in 1855, shortly after the Ohio and Mississippi Railroad came through the city and sparked population growth and commercial development. Several of Olney's pioneers lived in the district, including Aaron Shaw, a U.S. Representative who gave the city its name. The houses in the district represent a variety of popular architectural styles of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including Italianate, Queen Anne, and Georgian Revival.[2]

The district was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 26, 1980.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ Bruce, Charlotte; Shaela C. Dunne (February 15, 1980). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Elliott Street Historic District" (PDF). Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service. Retrieved February 5, 2014.