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Elsah Historic District
(added 1973 - Jersey County - #73000706)
Also known as Jersey Landing
N of McAdams Hwy. , Elsah
(3525 acres, 48 buildings)
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown
Architectural Style: Italianate, Greek Revival, Second Empire
Area of Significance: Commerce, Transportation, Community Planning And Development, Architecture
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1875-1899, 1850-1874, 1825-1849
Owner: Local , Private
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-function: Single Dwelling
Current Function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic, Education, Landscape, Recreation And Culture, Religion
Current Sub-function: Museum, Park, Single Dwelling

Grafton Historic District
(added 1994 - Jersey County - #94000020)
105--225 and 24--214 W. Main St., and stone wharf at Maple St. , Grafton
(60 acres, 20 buildings, 2 structures)
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown
Architectural Style: Italianate, Bungalow/Craftsman, Queen Anne
Area of Significance: Commerce, Transportation, Architecture
Period of Significance: 1925-1949, 1900-1924, 1875-1899, 1850-1874, 1825-1849
Owner: Local , Private
Historic Function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic, Transportation
Historic Sub-function: Multiple Dwelling, Restaurant, Single Dwelling, Warehouse, Water-Related
Current Function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic
Current Sub-function: Hotel, Restaurant, Single Dwelling

Jerseyville Downtown Historic District
(added 1986 - Jersey County - #86003528)
Roughly bounded by Exchange, Lafayette, Prairie and Jefferson Sts. , Jerseyville
(175 acres, 49 buildings, 1 structure)
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Et al., Elliot,Henry
Architectural Style: Romanesque, Other, Renaissance
Area of Significance: Politics/Government, Architecture, Commerce, Community Planning And Development
Period of Significance: 1925-1949, 1900-1924, 1875-1899, 1850-1874
Owner: Local , Private
Historic Function: Commerce/Trade
Historic Sub-function: Business, Specialty Store
Current Function: Commerce/Trade
Current Sub-function: Business, Specialty Store

New Piasa Chautauqua Historic District
(added 1982 - Jersey County - #82002541)
Also known as Chautauqua
Off McAdams Pkwy. , Chautauqua
(2570 acres, 135 buildings)
Historic Significance: Event
Area of Significance: Social History, Religion
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1875-1899
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Domestic, Recreation And Culture
Historic Sub-function: Single Dwelling
Current Function: Domestic, Education, Recreation And Culture, Religion
Current Sub-function: Single Dwelling

Principia College Historic District
(added 1993 - Jersey County - #93001605)
River Rd. , Elsah
(2900 acres, 24 buildings)
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Gutterson,Henry, Maybeck,Bernard
Architectural Style: Tudor Revival, Colonial Revival
Area of Significance: Architecture
Period of Significance: 1925-1949
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Education
Historic Sub-function: College, Research Facility
Current Function: Education
Current Sub-function: College, Research Facility




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