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Illinois sites listed as significant to St. Louis

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 | 4:27 p.m. CDT
This undated photo provided by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency shows the Pure Oil Station in Geneva, Ill. Located in Kane County, the building is in the Tudor Revival stye and is one of the more than two dozen Illinois buildings and downtown districts that were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2013.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — As St. Louis celebrates its 250th birthday, some Illinois historic sites are being recognized for their significance to the city.

Three historic sites and one monument from Illinois are on a list of 250 places compiled by stl250. The group's list includes sites, tourist attractions and businesses they say have made St. Louis what it is today.

Cahokia Mounds, Cahokia Courthouse and Lewis and Clark state historic sites all made the cut from Illinois. The Elijah Lovejoy Memorial in Alton also made the list.

Amy Martin is the director of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. She says the Illinois sites represent important eras in St. Louis history, from Native American achievements to battles against slavery.

The list also includes places such as the Gateway Arch and Fox Theatre.

 


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