Downtown Historic District

Downtown Historic District (HM1RU5)

Location: Plainfield, IL 60544 Will County
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N 41° 36.515', W 88° 12.301'

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National Register of Historic Places - 2013

— Plainfield Historic Preservation Commission —

Plainfield has maintained a link to its heritage by preserving its historic architecture. The Downtown Historic District encompasses 50 properties along both sides of Lockport Street between Division Street on the east and James and Main Streets on the west. This four block area, developed between 1848-1963, includes a dense block of brick commercial buildings and three blocks with a mix of churches, commercial, and residential structures.
In the beginning, commercial development was scattered throughout Plainfield, but by the late 1840s, it concentrated along either side of "Lockport Road." By 1869, the northern and southern sections of Plainfield were joined as a single community and Lockport Street was later chosen as part of the route for the Lincoln Highway - the first paved transcontinental highway.
Greek Revival was the most common style of architecture among the earliest commercial and residential wood framed structures downtown. Fires in the 1880s and 1890s resulted in new brick buildings designed in the popular styles, such as Italianate and Queen Anne. A wide range of building materials, styles, and types are reflected in over 100 years of development in Downtown Plainfield.
HM NumberHM1RU5
Placed ByVillage of Plainfield Preservation Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 at 1:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 399593 N 4607020
Decimal Degrees41.60858333, -88.20501667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 36.515', W 88° 12.301'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 36' 30.9" N, 88° 12' 18.06" W
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Area Code(s)815, 630, 312
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 15025 Des Plaines St, Plainfield IL 60544, US
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