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 […]
Greek Revival Architectural Style, 1825-1865
Rockton Township has a large concentration of Greek Revival buildings, making our community unique in the Midwest. In the Village of Rockton, there are approximately 106 Greek Revival structures still in existence. Greek Revival – 90 Greek/Gothic Revival – 5 Greek Revival/Italianate – 11 These are sturdy structures, made with locally quarried limestone and old […]
Rockton Township Historical Society’s sizeable manuscript collection includes Mack, Talcott and other First Settler’s letters, legal documents, pictures, family trees and family items. For researchers we offer appointments in additional to our regular seasonal hours.