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McHenry City


McHenry City Hall is located at 333 South Green Street, McHenry, IL 60050; 815-363-2100.

Count's House, ca. 1860, 3803 Waukegan Road, McHenry, IL, National Register

Photo: Count's House, ca. 1860, 3803 Waukegan Road, McHenry, IL. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. Photographed by User:IvoShandor (own work), 2007, [cc-by-3.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed October, 2012.

McHenry was settled in 1836 and was incorporated in 1872. The railroad, which was completed in 1854, was a major force in attracting commerce and industry. There are residential and commercial districts which still reflect the unique architectural character of the late 19th and early 20th century. These structures provide a vivid picture of the economic, technological and financial forces of the past which forged the modern City of McHenry. The City has established a Landmark Commission to foster this preservation effort. Efforts are underway to recognize and interpret sites, structures and districts of historic value by local interest groups. [City of McHenry, Comprehensive Plan and Development Policies, 2008, www.ci.mchenry.il.us, accessed May, 2013]

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