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.
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.