Mar 282009

On Wednesday, March 11, the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois announced that the historic Mumford House, the oldest building on the UIUC campus, would not be relocated. Instead, the house will be rehabilitated on its original, South Quad site.

The Mumford House

The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois discussed the proposed relocation of the Mumford House at the regular Board meeting. The Board heard comments from Jim Peters (President, Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois) and Karen Kummer (Executive Director, Preservation and Conservation Association of Champaign County). The Board will prepare a resolution to restore the Mumford House on site for vote at their next meeting in May. LPCI offered support with the preservation effort through pro bono architects and engineers. PACA thanks all who wrote letters of support for the Mumford House.

A copy of the UIUC news release can be found here. An article appeared in the News-Gazette on March 11, 2009 and on Vince Michael’s blog.

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