McDonough County Historic Preservation Society

Rich Egger

The National Park Service has placed the Old Bailey House, 100 S Campbell St, Macomb on the National Register of Historic Places.

“It's a grand, beautiful old lady of a house here in town,” said Bob Fischer of the McDonough County Historic Preservation Society.

The Old Bailey House was built by William S. Bailey, who was the founder and first president of Union National Bank.

One of the reunions held in Macomb during Heritage Days weekend centered around a 125-year old house.

The McDonough County Historic Preservation Society brought together the West Central Illinois Vocational Area Center students who rehabilitated the Old Bailey House in the early-to-mid-1980s under the direction of teacher Lloyd W. “Charlie” Miller.

The students were from the Macomb, Bushnell-Prairie City, Colchester, Hamilton, Hancock Central, Northwestern, Plymouth, and Roseville School Districts.