Sheffield village hall added to National Register of Historic Places | News
SHEFFIELD, Ill.--A 100-year-old village hall in the town of Sheffield has been added to the National Register of Historic Places because of its architectural style and its connection to one of the most successful architects of the late 19th century, the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency announced today.The agency administers the national register program in Illinois on behalf of the National Park Service.
The village hall was built in 1910 at a cost of $10,154. The architect was Tennessee-based George Franklin Barber & Co. This was one of the few municipal buildings designed by Barber, a self-taught architect who was best known for customizable, mail order homes.
The Sheffield Village Hall is an excellent example of a building in the Classical Revival style with Romanesque Revival influences.
The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the nation’s historic places worthy of preservation. Thousands of Illinois historic and prehistoric places have been designated and each year more places are added by applicants who want the prestige, financial benefits and protections that National Register designation provides.
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