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Old River School Historic District


category : Historic Districts
Includes original Freeport and the city's first street, Monterey. In later years, the area was known as the "Gold Coast". Numerous old and architecturally significant structures are in the district, including Freeport's oldest house building.


Admission: Free
Hours: 24-hr. access
Address: Bounded by the Pecatonica River, Brick Ave., Galena Ave., and Clark St.
Phone: 800-369-2955
Our Email: stephcvb@areoinc.net
Our Website:www.stephenson-county-il.org
Wheelchair Accessible Facility

Come visit us in Freeport, Illinois

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Stephenson County Historical Society Museum

This lovely museum is housed in an Italianate home built by Oscar and Malvina Taylor in 1857. The Taylor home was the social center of Freeport in its time and is currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Freeport, IL Museums

Lindo Theater

This historic movie theater built in 1922 features first-run movies daily on six screens. The Lindo Theatre, designed by world famous Chicago architects and brothers, C.W. Rapp and George L. Rapp, opened on April 17, 1922. John Dittman, owner of several other Freeport theatres, constructed it.

Freeport, IL Historic Theatres

Lincoln The Debater Statue

The famous Lincoln The Debater Statue was designed by Leonard Crunelle of Chicago and was presented to Freeport at the 71st anniversary of the Lincoln-Douglas Debate on Aug. 27, 1929

Freeport, IL Arts

Jets Observatory

View the night sky through the 12

Freeport, IL Observatories

Fever River Railroad

For model railroad aficionados, and everyone else who ever enjoyed model trains, this model railroad is a 103' by 24'

Freeport, IL Railroad History

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