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Property Name Downtown Aledo Historic District
Reference Number 16000328
State Illinois
County Mercer
Town Aledo
Street Address 100-200 blks. N. College, 100, 200, 300 blks. S. College, 100 blk. NW. 2nd, 200 blk. SW. 2nd Aves.
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 6/7/2016
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Encompassing 160 years, the Downtown Aledo Historic District (DAHD) endures as a locally significant district as the heart of local commerce, Mercer County government, local and regional transportation, education, and local community culture for the City of Aledo since its founding 1855. The period of significance is from 1868-1966, reflecting the date of construction for the oldest building in the District, up until the 50 year cut off for the National Register of Historic Places. The District is eligible Criterion A for Commerce, Education, Entertainment/Recreation, Transportation, and Politics/Government and Criterion C for Architecture. The District, which continues to function as it has historically with a mixture of commercial, industrial, governmental, educational, recreational, social, and transportation resources, has sufficient integrity for listing in the National Register.

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