City of Jacksonville Historic Preservation Commission met May 7.
City of Jacksonville Historic Preservation Commission met June 7.
Here is the minutes provided by the Commission:
Attendees: Cindy Boehlke, Steve Hochstadt, Lauretta Scheller, Steve Hardin, Judy Tighe, Jim Stollard. Mary Greenwood
April minutes approved.
National Register nomination for the downtown historic district must be reviewed as requested by the mayor to make final recommendation for the National Register. Motion made and seconded to approve the nomination. The state review will be June 29 and anyone can attend in Springfield. We discussed the buildings that the state wouldn’t consider as contributing to the district as a possibility of the commission nominating them for local landmark designation. Judy mentioned that the city plans to raze abandoned buildings are Morgan Street. They are hazardous because of their deteriorating condition.
Cindy preapproved the following COAs and the commission voted the final approval:
438 E. College – roof and flashing
1220 W. College – fence
606 W. State – siding, windows, sign
1318 W. Lafayette – roof
1319 W. College – roof
401 N. Church – roof
A representative from MacMurray College contacted Cindy concerning the college’s plans to replace the front steps at Kathryn Hall but the representative didn’t attend our meeting nor submit a COA. We approved the following COAs:
614 Jordan – windows, siding. Because the owners replaced the original windows, the city requires windows to be up to current code with the bottom of the window no more than 24 inches from the floor. The shorter windows altered the exterior look of the house.
876 W. State, the Ayres house, the owner has proceeded with an incredible detail to the historic rehabilitation
851 Grove – porch columns, shutters. Owner submitted pictures for replacement of the wrought iron column with columns more appropriate for the style of the house with the addition of shutters
617 W. College – installation of a retaining wall
We discussed the status of asking the city for a small portion of gambling income to be set aside for grant purposes to needy owners for home improvement. Judy and Bill Scott met with Kelly in the development office has already requested money this year for the completion of the trails at Lake Jacksonville.