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The County Board Approves the Ford School Landmark Nomination

Post Date:09/18/2019 9:00 AM

Woodstock, Ill. — In September of 2017, a representative of the Village of Lake in the Hills nominated The Ford School to be designated as a historic landmark.  In support of the application, the Village submitted a record showing the history and development of the property.  In addition, in mid-May, McHenry County Historic Preservation commissioners met with Bob Spooner of the Lake in the Hills Historical Society, who gave a tour of the site.

Old Ford School Historic PhotoOld Ford School 2017 Photo



The McHenry County Historic Preservation Commission voted in July to recommend to the County Board that the site be designated a local historic landmark.  The full County Board began reviewing the proposed landmark ordinance on August 20th and voted to approve the landmark designation on September 17th.  A formal dedication ceremony took place on October 23rd.


  Click here to view the dedication ceremony agenda.


  Click here to view the County Board agenda item.


  Click here for a location map.


  Click here to view the ceremony program flyer.


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