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Property Name Downtown Plainfield Historic District
Reference Number 13000719
State Illinois
County Will
Town Plainfield
Street Address Lockport Street bounded by Division and Main Streets
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 9/18/2013
Areas of Significance Architecture, Commerce, Transportation
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Downtown Plainfield, Illinois meets National Register Criterion A and C and is being nominated for its association with architecture, commerce and transportation. It is locally significant due to its association as the historic commercial and civic center of Plainfield and for the variety of architectural styles found here. Lockport Street was also part of the Lincoln Highway route established in 1913 . The period of significance ranges from circa 1848, when the earliest buildings date from, through 1963, the fifty-year cutoff date.


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