Prairie Dell Meetinghouse

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Prairie Dell Meetinghouse
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Prairie Dell Meetinghouse is located in Illinois
Prairie Dell Meetinghouse
Prairie Dell Meetinghouse is located in the United States
Prairie Dell Meetinghouse
LocationJunction of 2550 East and 2150 North Rd., Iroquois, Illinois
Coordinates40°49′34″N 87°38′40″W / 40.82611°N 87.64444°W / 40.82611; -87.64444Coordinates: 40°49′34″N 87°38′40″W / 40.82611°N 87.64444°W / 40.82611; -87.64444
Area9.1 acres (3.7 ha)
Built1870 (1870)
NRHP reference #05000846[1]
Added to NRHPAugust 12, 2005

The Prairie Dell Meetinghouse is a historic church building located at the junction of 2550 East and 2150 North Road west of Iroquois, Illinois. The church was built in 1870 by local farmers; it served congregations from multiple denominations and is the oldest known church in the area. The church has a vernacular frame design, common in rural churches of the period, with Greek Revival and Italianate details. Its Greek Revival features include its temple front, Doric columns and pediments at the entrance, and frieze, while its long, rectangular windows are its main Italianate element. The church housed both a variety of local, mainly Christian, congregations and many traveling preachers.[2]

The church was added to the National Register of Historic Places on August 12, 2005.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Crow, Helen (February 11, 2005). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Prairie Dell Meetinghouse" (PDF). Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. Retrieved July 19, 2015.