Urbana's 100 Most Important Buildings
The buildings range from a modest cottage built around 1850 to a 1950's house with an uncanny likeness to a UFO; from a bungalow 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.
The activity, which is the subject of the following webpages, has been financed in part with federal funds from the Department of the Interior, administered by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. However, the contents and opinions do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of the Interior nor the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, nor does the mention of trade names or commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation by the Department of the Interior nor the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency.
This program receives Federal financial assistance for identification and protection of historic properties Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, the U.S. Department of the Interior prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, or disability or age in its federally assisted programs. If you believe you have been discriminated against in any program, activity, or facility as described above, or if you desire further information, please write to:
Office for Equal Opportunity
National Park Service
P.O. Box 37127
Washington, D.C. 20013-7127 or
Equal Employment Opportunity Officer
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency
One Old State Capitol Plaza
Springfield, IL 62701
This project was undertaken by City of Urbana Community Development staff in consultation with the Historic Preservation Commission. Historic Preservation interns Brianna Kraft, Sasha Cuerda and Zach Wollard also contributred to this project.