Using your nominations, the Urbana Historic Preservation Commission finalized a list of the 100 Most Significant Buildings in Urbana on September 7, 2011. The buildings range from a modest cottage built around 1850 to a house with an uncanny likeness to a UFO built in 1954 for a jazz musician; from a bungalow that was ordered out of a Sears catalogue circa 1920 to the mansions of some of Urbana’s founding fathers. The list includes many of the historic buildings in our downtown—the library, the county courthouse, and many of the buildings on the 100-block of West Main Street—as well as many of the impressive fraternities and sororities that were typically built prior to World War II in eclectic styles and designed by well-known architects.
For the full report, click here.
For an interactive map highlighting Urbana's 100 Most Important Buildings, as well as Urbana's local and national landmarks, please visit: http://historic-urbana-webmap.netlify.com/