Shelbyville Historic District

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Shelbyville Historic District
Shelby County Courthouse in Illinois.jpg
The Shelby County Courthouse
Shelbyville Historic District is located in Illinois
Shelbyville Historic District
Shelbyville Historic District is located in the US
Shelbyville Historic District
Location Roughly bound by the railroad tracks, Will, N. 8th, and S. 6th Sts., Shelbyville, Illinois
Coordinates 39°24′30″N 88°47′41″W / 39.40833°N 88.79472°W / 39.40833; -88.79472Coordinates: 39°24′30″N 88°47′41″W / 39.40833°N 88.79472°W / 39.40833; -88.79472
Area 158 acres (64 ha)
Architectural style Italianate, Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, Second Empire, Queen Anne
NRHP reference # 76000729[1]
Added to NRHP December 22, 1976

The Shelbyville Historic District is a historic district encompassing the core of Shelbyville, Illinois. The district includes 398 buildings, 293 of which are contributing buildings.[2] The section of Shelbyville laid out at the city's founding in 1827 forms the center of the district. Shelbyville's public square, which includes the 1880 Shelby County Courthouse and a veterans' memorial, is the central feature of this part of the historic district. The original section of Shelbyville also includes significant commercial and government buildings. The district also includes Shelbyville's oldest residential areas, which developed out from the 1827 core. The Italianate style is the most prominent architectural style in the district, both in homes and commercial buildings; other common architectural styles include Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, Second Empire, and Queen Anne.[3]

The district was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 22, 1976.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Property Information Report: Shelbyville Historic District". Historic and Architectural Resources Geographic Information System. Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. Retrieved March 14, 2014. 
  3. ^ Wagner, Robert (May 27, 1976). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Shelbyville Historic District" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved March 14, 2014.