Public Square (Buildings), North Walnut, West Montgomery, North Pike, & West , Oakland, Coles County, IL
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS IL-252
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-147).
Building/structure dates: 1846 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1893 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1910 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1890 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1919 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1847 initial construction
Buildings delineated include 7, 15, 23 North Walnut Street, 2, 4, 10, 12, 16 North Pike Street, 2,4,8,10,12,22,24,26 West Main Street.
Significance: Oakland, Illinois, although platted as the town of Independence in 1835, early settlers favored the name of the nearby post office that had been established in 1833 and thus decided on Oakland to simplify their correspondence. Oakland is representative of an urban type, a small market and residential center serving an agricultural area. .. The Public Square, dedicated in the original plat, remains the principal feature of the town and the center of activity....
War (World War I)
Rutherford, Dr. Hiram
Citizen's National Bank
Bonhart, Michael, Delineator
Buterbaugh, Phillip, Delineator
Fairlamb, Mary, Delineator
Gottlieb, Deborah, Delineator
Koester, Sara, Delineator
McCormick, Brian, Delineator
Paillet, Michel, Delineator
Peterson, Jon, Delineator
Shippen, Sarah, Delineator
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
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