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Nauvoo Project Honored

Courtesy Landmarks Illinois

The non-profit organization Landmarks Illinois is honoring nine preservation projects across the state.  One of them is in Nauvoo

The group said four Nauvoo residences that date back to the mid-1800s were restored and rebuilt to reflect their original character.  In addition, the group said new exhibits at the sites provide information about pioneer life in Illinois and the role Nauvoo played in the settlement of a community seeking religious freedom.

Landmarks Illinois credited organizers with doing an intense amount of research for the restoration project.

Another site in western Illinois is also being honored. The Mercer County Carnegie Library in Aledo will receive an award for Adaptive Reuse.  

Landmarks Illinois said the building is now a co-working facility for technology education, recruiting, and employment.