Architectural Evolution of Downtown Mount Carroll

A second program from The “Building Downtown Communities Program” series of seminars will be
presented on July 18, 2018 at 6:30 PM at the Mount Carroll District Library. The first program focused on
the Mount Carroll Carnegie Public Library. This second program will discuss the evolution of Downtown
Mt. Carroll. The series of programs were created by Architectural Restoration Consultants, Inc. to
further the understanding of historic preservation in the local community. The downtown has
traditionally been the commercial and social center of community activity. The historic downtown
usually has the most unique buildings creating a sense of place. This program will combine the history of
building development from the original mill site up Market Street to the branching of building along
Main Street. The architectural styles, building materials and preservation, businesses, and the history
will be discussed along with a walking tour of the downtown.

The program will be presented from an architectural restoration consultant’s perspective. Ernst Nemeth
is recognized by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency and the National Park Service as an historic
building assessor with over twenty five years of experience. A handbook concerning the presentation
will be provided along with information concerning the preservation and restoration of historic
buildings.

Seating is limited and to ensure receiving a handbook please make a reservation by contacting:
Mount Carroll District Library: 815-244-1751