A look inside ‘historical home’ in Macomb

MACOMB, Ill. (NEWS3) – If you are a homeowner in Macomb, your house could be considered a historical home.

The city of Macomb has a historic preservation register of historical homes.

Mayor Michael Inman recently awarded homeowner Jill Meyer the Historical Home plaque for her house at 402 S. Lafayette St.

“I think it’s very exciting,” Meyer said.

Meyer said she loves history, and when she decided to purchase a house in Macomb she was looking for a house that had history and had an antique feeling. When she bought the house, she was pleased to find what she wanted.

The house at 402 S. Lafayette St. was built in 1911 by Louis Rost. Rost decided to build the house to be a prairie-style home. The prairie style was a fashionable architecture in the midwest during the 19th century.

Many of the recognizable features that are still standing today are the tin ceiling, stained glass windows, and corniced ceilings.

Allen Nemec is a member of the Mcdonough County Historical Society and said the requirements are in order for a house to be considered a historical home. The house has to be at least 100 years old, a historic designation, or a unique architectural structure.

For further information about the historic residential home plaque program, please visit cityofmacomb.com.