Illinois sites named to National historic register


SPRINGFIELD (AP) -- More than two dozen Illinois buildings and downtown districts have been added to the National Register of Historic Places.


The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency says 23 buildings and 11 historic districts were added to the register in 2013.


They include everything from a mausoleum in the suburban Chicago community of Beecher and an East. St. Louis hotel to historic districts in Galena and Plainfield and a Chicago furniture factory.


Inclusion on the list means properties are deemed worthy of preservation and makes them eligible for financial incentives.


The National Park Service added the sites to the register based on recommendations from the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency.


Thousands of Illinois sites representing all 102 counties are on the register.


Preservationists say saving historic sites is important to communities.



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