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Dwight, Illinois

  • Bank Of Dwight

    The Bank of Dwight built in 1855, is the oldest business institution in the village. The Greek Classic design building was remodeled in 1974 to expand to the adjacent building. An original mural paint...
    Bank Of Dwight
  • Keeley Institute

    The Institute for Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation was built in 1876, then closed in approximately 1940. Some buildings are still available for tours....
    Keeley Institute
  • Prairie Creek Library

    The Prairie Creek Library was built in 1896 as a carriage house and later transformed into a treatment and recreation building for the Keeley Institute. The building has been on the National Regist...
    Prairie Creek Library
  • The Windmill

    The Windmill was built in 1896 to supply water for the Oughton Estate and its grounds. The windmill was donated to the Village of Dwight in 2001, and a community based restoration project is currently...
    The Windmill

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Historic Route 66

Built in the 1920's, Route 66, also known as "The Mother Road," brought many people through Dwight on their way west looking for a more prosperous life. The road has evolved over the years to today's I-55

Dwight, IL Historic Districts

Prairie Creek Library

The Prairie Creek Library was built in 1896 as a carriage house and later transformed into a treatment and recreation building for the Keeley Institute. The building has been on the National Registry of Historic Places,since 1980

Dwight, IL Historic Buildings

First National Bank of Dwight

Famed architech Frank Lloyd Wright designed and engineered this bank in 1905

Dwight, IL Architecture

The Windmill

The Windmill was built in 1896 to supply water for the Oughton Estate and its grounds. The windmill was donated to the Village of Dwight in 2001

Dwight, IL Historic Buildings

Historical Society Museum

The depot, built in 1916, is now the home of the Dwight Historical Society. The purpose is to preserve the history and culture the pertains to the Dwight area. The museum is listed on the National Register of Historical Sites

Dwight, IL Museums

Things to do near Dwight, IL

New Salem County Opry

Known as a family country music show offering entertainment for the whole family. ...

National Cemetary

The National Cemetary is located on the grounds of the VA Medical Center. Entrance off E. Main St. Can be found near the Army...

Lincoln Ledger

Abraham Lincoln's original account ledger with the Springfield Marine and Fire Insurance Company is on display during banking...

Fairview Drive-In in Newton

One of only 12 remaining Drive-In Theatres in Illinois, this complex features new shows April - September each weekend....

Humiston Woods Nature Preserve

400 acres, woods, hiking, pond, Vermilion River and 15 acres of restored prairie....