Landmarks Illinois Thursday announced its list of Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois. Frank Butterfield, director of Landmark’s Springfield Office, says the state budget issues have put many iconic sites in need of saving.
The list includes Ryan’s Round Barn in Henry County. The 80-foot-high structure was in the early stages of roof replacement before the state’s budget issues brought the project to a halt. The 107 year-old barn now has holes in the roof, leading to further damage within the structure.
Other places include Route 66, several iconic bridges, and the Norway Temperance Hall in LaSalle County. Landmarks Illinois visited Thursday with lawmakers in hopes of finding financial support.