Thursday, May 11, 2017

News From Along Route 66, April 2017: Route 66 On Illinois Endangered List

And, speaking of Most Endangered Places in the last two posts, Route 66 made the Landmarks Illinois list.

APRIL 6--  Route 66 is listed among the Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois by Landmarks Illinois in their annual list.  This is not because of preservation and interest of the Mother Road in the state, but, it needs to be permanently designated as a National Historic Trail.

Unfortunately, many historic motels and restaurants have been shuttered or torn down.

Some other endangered Illinois sites:

Singer Pavilion in Chicago
Ryan's Round Barn in Henry County
McKee House in Lombard
Norway Temperance Hall in Norway
Federal Historic Tax Credit
O'Hara Rotunda Building at O'Hara Airport in Chicago
James R. Thompson Center in Chicago


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