Another local landmark has been given national status. The Fisher-Chapman Farmstead about a mile north of Jerseyville is now listed in the National Register of Historic Places.  The nearly 18 acres that makes up the Fisher-Chapman Farmstead includes historic structures from as far back as the mid-1800s.

The 1867 farm house is part of a farm that was typical of a 19th century working farm with full time help living on the property. Illinois Historic Preservation Agency Spokesman David Blanchette says getting a property listed on the register is a lengthy process that can take a year or more.


Blanchette comments



Its inclusion in the national list was recently announced by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, which administers the National Register program in Illinois. Blanchette reminds this is a private property, so if you would like a tour, you must first get permission fron the owners.

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