Rockton’s recently passed Historic Preservation Ordinance allows for structures, sites and districts to be officially designated as local landmarks. This will help to ensure that any changes or restorative efforts to a designated property are appropriate for the period of the original architectural style.
The limestone house at 203 W. Franklin Street is the very first to be designated as a local landmark under the Historic Preservation Ordinance. The home is an example of Federal/Greek Revival architecture, and was built around the mid 1840s using limestone from a quarry on the south side of the Rock River.
The 165-year-old museum house at 529 Green Street, owned by the Rockton Township Historical Society, received its landmark status on Dec. 16, 2015. It is a one and a half story hip-roof style Greek Revival house constructed with limestone and grout.