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U.S. Route 66: Pontiac, Illinois January 30, 2008

Posted by dr. gonzo in Architecture, Courthouses, History, National Register of Historic Places, U.S. Route 66.

Leaving Dwight and Odell you next come to Pontiac along the historic stretch of Route 66, there are a couple old cafes to see for hardcore enthusiasts, but I went straight for the architecture along the route, and anyone who goes should see these sites.


Boone County Courthouse: Belvidere, Illinois Part 2 January 13, 2008

Posted by dr. gonzo in Architecture, Courthouses.
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If you leave the Belvidere Cemetery and travel down Main Street you will come to the original Boone County Courthouse. Unlike the Wright building detailed yesterday, the Boone County Courthouse does not hold the status of listing on the National Register of Historic Places. But it is still a historic structure and a fine example of Italianate architecture. (Wiki warning: article not by me but not horrible).