Glen Carbon SchoolA structure in Glen Carbon is among the historic buildings that have been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency announced the additions yesterday, including the 100-year-old Glen Carbon School, and the downtown East St. Louis Historic District.

The Glen Carbon School was built in 1914 which was a time considered an educational renaissance for the area’s immigrant population.  It is now home to the Glen Carbon Heritage Museum on School Street.  The East St. Louis Historic District is one of the last remaining contiguous group of cultural resources related to the 20th century economic growth of the city.  Also included were the West Belleville Historic District, the Jacksonville Historic District, and Great Western Railroad Depot in Springfield.  A total of 23 sites were added to the list and to read the full report, follow this link:

(Photo from Glen Carbon Grade School Wikipedia page)


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