Historical and Architectural Survey of the Phase III Courthouse Square Area

Belvidere, IL

The City of Belvidere, Illinois engaged the Lakota Group to conduct the third in a series of surveys of the Courthouse Square neighborhood, part of the original townsite of Belvidere. The Lakota Group conducted an intensive survey encompassing 225 residential, commercial and religious properties ranging from the mid-19th to the mid-20th centuries. The survey identified significant properties eligible for Local Landmark designation and listing in the National Register, as well as the expansion of a proposed National Register historic district and two local historic districts. The Historic and Architectural Survey was funded in part with a Certified Local Government Grant from the Illinois State Historic Preservation Office, a Division of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.