Group’s list of 10 most endangered Illinois places

April 1, 2014 GMT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A list of the sites on Landmarks Illinois’ list of the most endangered places in Illinois:

1. Camp Algonquin, 1889 Cary-Algonquin road, unincorporated McHenry County: The 116-acre camp was closed in 2011 and is one of four camps built during the “Fresh Air in the Country” movement started during the late 1800s.

2. Central Manufacturing District, Ashland Avenue and Pershing Road, Chicago: Founded in 1892 and considered one of the city’s largest planned manufacturing areas.

3. Halsted and Willow Gateway, 1732 and 1800 N. Halsted Street, Chicago: The intersection is a largely intact, late-19th century group of commercial buildings.

4. Hamilton Primary School, 107 E. Main St., Otterville: The school opened in 1835 and the current building was built in 1873 with most of the original building’s limestone. It closed in 1971.

5. Hotel Belleville, 16 S. Illinois St., Belleville: The hotel is a 1931 art deco building on Belleville’s Public Square.


6. McAuley Schoolhouse, 1820 W. Roosevelt Road, West Chicago: The building was a functioning one-room school when it closed in 1992. The frame, one-story building was built in 1913.

7. Old Millstadt Water Tower, Madison and Breese streets, Millstadt: The ‘Tin Man’ style tower was built in 1931.

8. Robertson Building, 118 Beardstown St., Virginia: Built in 1897 the building is in downtown Virginia and the Cass County Courthouse Square.

9. Uptown Theatre, 4816 N. Broadway, Chicago: The former movie palace closed in 1981. It is part of plans for an “Uptown Music District.”

10. U.S. Marine Hospital, 1304 Park Ave., Galena: The U.S. Treasury built the pre-Civil War hospital in 1859 as part of a federal health care initiative for sailors.

11. Special designation: Federal Historic Tax Credit Program.


Source: Landmarks Illinois.