Landmark Status

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.

Posted: March 3, 2016 / Categories: News
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