Woodstock Square Historic District

Woodstock Square Historic District is a national historic district located at Woodstock, McHenry County, Illinois. The district encompasses 90 contributing buildings, 1 contributing site, and 3 contributing structures in the central business district and surrounding residential sections of Woodstock. It includes commercial, industrial, institutional, and residential properties. They are in a variety of popular architectural styles including Italianate, Second Empire, Queen Anne, Classical Revival, and Romanesque.



The district was developed between about 1845 and 1929, and includes examples of vernacular architecture as well as work by noted architects. Notable buildings include the Kishler Block (1890), Masonic Temple (1886), Old Courthouse (1857), McHenry County Jail (1887), First National Bank (1908), St. Mary’s Catholic Church (1884), Woodstock Opera House (1885), and McHenry County Poor Farm and Cemetery (1867-1868).

Today, the Woodstock Square Historic District is a vibrant center of activity with many unique shops and restaurants. The district is also home to the McHenry County Historical Society & Museum, which is housed in the 1857 Old Courthouse.

The Woodstock Square Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places on March 16, 1979.


How To Visit

The Woodstock Square Historic District is located approximately 50 miles northwest of Chicago. The district is bounded by Clay, Cass, Seminary, and Church Streets. Many of the buildings in the district are open to the public during regular business hours.


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