St. Clair County Illinois Historic Places

Katherin Dunham Museum

St. Clair County is home to many historic places. Take, for instance, the City of Cahokia. Cahokia was at one time the St. Clair County Seat and was the major political center of the Illinois Territory that extended all the way to the Canadian border. Within Cahokia is some of the nation's few remaining structures built in the French Colonial or Creole style of architecture with vertical logs called "poteaux-sur-solle" (post-on-sill). The Historic Cahokia Courthouse and the Historic Holy Family Log Church are two examples. Cahokia was also very important to aviation history. The St. Louis Downtown Airport has two historic Curtiss-Wright Hangers and the Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum is located in one of them. Other places include the City of Belleville which has a very large Historic District. The St. Clair Historical Society is located in one of the restored homes it maintains. Listed below are many of the historic places that can be visited in St. Clair County. Make a day of it and enjoy!

Cahokia Mounds

Cahokia Mounds - Cahokia Mounds is an early Mississippian civilization archeological treasure! It is located in Collinsville, Illinois. - More Info - Tags: 62201, 62234, about, attractions, collinsville, featured, historic, history, illinois, kids, landmark, museums, native-american, st-clair-county-info, stclair, ttd, ziphome - Public Tags: 62201,62234,Collinsville Illinois,Attractions,Museums

Emma Kunz House

Emma Kunz House - The Emma Kunz House is a restored 1830s home that is modeled after the German street homes that were built in Europe during the 19th-century and is located in Belleville, Illinois. - More Info - Tags: 62220, about, attractions, belleville, buildings, featured, historic, illinois, museums, st-clair-county-info, stclair, ziphome - Public Tags: 62220,Belleville Illinois,Museums

Greater St Louis Air and Space Museum

Greater St Louis Air and Space Museum - The Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum is located in Cahokia, Illinois at the St. Louis Downtown Airport in one of the two historic Curtiss-Wright Hangers. - More Info - Tags: 62206, about, attractions, cahokia, featured, historic, illinois, museums, st-clair-county-info, stclair, ziphome - Public Tags: 62206,Cahokia Illinois,Museums

Historic Cahokia Courthouse

Historic Cahokia Courthouse - The Historic Cahokia Courthouse was built in 1740 and is an example of French Creole architecture, one of the few examples left in the United States. It is located in St. Clair County in Cahokia, Illinois. - More Info - Tags: 62206, about, attractions, buildings, cahokia, creole, featured, french, historic, history, illinois, landmark, lewis-and-clark, museums, st-clair-county-info, st-louis-off-the-beaten-path, stclair, ttd, ziphome - Public Tags: 62206,Cahokia Illinois,Museums

Historic Holy Family Log Church

Historic Holy Family Log Church - The Historic Holy Family Log Church is located in Cahokia, Illinois, and is an excellent example of late 1700's French Creole architecture. - More Info - Tags: 62206, attractions, buildings, cahokia, catholic, church, creole, featured, french, historic, illinois, landmark, stclair, worship, ziphome - Public Tags: 62206,Cahokia Illinois,Church

Jarrot Mansion

Jarrot Mansion - The Jarrot Mansion, home of the French entrepreneur Nicholas Jarrot, was built in 1807 and is one of the oldest masonry buildings in the state of Illinois and is a National Historic Landmark. - More Info - Tags: 62206, attractions, buildings, cahokia, creole, featured, french, historic, illinois, landmark, lewis-and-clark, st-clair-county-info, stclair, ziphome - Public Tags: 62206,Cahokia Illinois

Katherine Dunham Museum

Katherine Dunham Museum - The Katherine Dunham Museum is located in East St Louis Illinois and houses extensive collections of costumes, mementos and art of Miss Dunham's. - More Info - Tags: 62201, african-american, attractions, east-st-louis, featured, historic, illinois, museums, st-clair-county-info, stclair, ziphome - Public Tags: 62201,East St Louis Illinois,Museums

Labor and Industry Museum

Labor and Industry Museum - The Labor and Industry Museum chronicles the contributions the Belleville Illinois area made to the nation's industrial movement. - More Info - Tags: 62220, about, attractions, belleville, featured, historic, illinois, museums, st-clair-county-info, stclair, ziphome - Public Tags: 62220,Belleville Illinois,Museums

Martin-Boismenue House

Martin-Boismenue House - The Martin-Boismenue House, a French Creole home built in 1790, is located in East Carondelet, Illinois. - More Info - Tags: 62240, about, attractions, buildings, creole, east-carondelet, featured, french, historic, illinois, museums, st-clair-county-info, stclair, ziphome - Public Tags: 62240,East Carondelet Illinois,Museums

McKendree University

McKendree University - McKendree University is a 4 year liberal arts college. It is the oldest college in the state of Illinois and is located in Lebanon Illinois. - More Info - Tags: 4year, 62254, about, college, colleges, education, featured, graduate, historic, illinois, metro, sports, st-clair-county-info, stclair, university, ziphome - Public Tags: 62254

St Clair County Historical Society

St Clair County Historical Society - Information on the St Clair County Historical Society which houses information and artifacts about the St Clair County Illinois area. - More Info - Tags: 62220, about, attractions, belleville, featured, historic, illinois, museums, st-clair-county-info, stclair, ziphome - Public Tags: 62220,Belleville Illinois,Museums


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