National Park Service

New Philadelphia Bill
11:34 am
Mon May 5, 2014

New Philadelphia Closer to National Park Designation

Atlas Map of Pike County 1872
Credit Andreas, Lyter Co., 1872, 84. / Illinois Historical Survey Collections, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

The U.S. House passed a measure to explore whether the New Philadelphia town site should become a unit of the National Park System. 

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1887 Macomb Home
3:09 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

State Supports Honor for Bailey House

The Old Bailey House
Rich Egger
  • Interview with Ed Basch

The Illinois Historic Sites Advisory Council is recommending the Old Bailey House in Macomb be placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Macomb Community Development Coordinator Ed Basch said such recognition could help the city earn national historic designation for the entire downtown district.

“The more contributing structures -- as they call them -- and the more distinguished structures that you have in the district, the better off you are for the entire area being designated,” said Basch.

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