Old Bailey House

Historic Designation
3:41 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

National Honor for the Old Bailey House

The Old Bailey House
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.

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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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Old Bailey House Restoration
3:33 pm
Sun June 24, 2012

Macomb Teacher & Vocational Students Honored

Charlie Miller (right) speaking with former students during the reception
  • Interview with Charlie Miller
  • Interview with Curt Eddington
  • Interview with Randy Powell

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.

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