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Strawbridge-Shepherd House added to the National Register of Historic Places

The National Park Service has added the 1840s-era Strawbridge-Shepherd House to its National Register of Historic Places. The Sangamon County home was restored by the Elijah Iles House Foundation and is located on the southern edge of the University of Illinois Springfield campus. It was officially listed on June, 8, 2015. James Welt, who graduated from UIS in May with a master’s degree in...

Strawbridge-Shepherd House added to the National Register of Historic Places

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Leadership lived: James Welt

As a University of Illinois Springfield graduate student, James Welt led efforts to have the Strawbridge-Shepherd House listed on the National Register of Historic Places. He spent more than 200 hours researching and writing a proposal, which was submitted and approved by the National Park Service. The historic home, located on the UIS campus, was built around1845. Welt plans to use the experience he’s gained from listing the house on the national register to pursue a career in public history.

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