Illinois Historic Sites Advisory Council unanimously approved the National Register nomination for the historic Corron Farm
On Oct. 27, the Illinois Historic Sites Advisory Council unanimously approved the National Register nomination for the historic Corron Farm in Campton Township. The final step in the process to place Corron Farm on the National Register will be submittal to the National Park Service for approval.
The Illinois Historic Sites Advisory Council will be decided to send the National Register nomination on to the National Park Service and once at the National Park Service they have a 60-day review period.
Erica Ruggiero of McGuire Igleski & Associates in Evanston, Ill., prepared the extensive research and paperwork required for the nomination. Corron Farm is currently on the Kane County Register of Historic Places, having been settled by Robert Corron in 1835 and purchased from the Corron family by Campton Township in 2002. The main house, lovingly called the "Old Brick", was built by Robert Corron between 1850 and 1854 from bricks kilned from clay on the property. The home contains 40 windows and 40 doors with thresholds and window lintels quarried in Batavia.
In addition, Corron Farm Preservation Society and Campton Township are pleased to announce that the historic 1875 dairy barn roof has finally been replaced after a stabilization of the structure was completed by Trillium Dell Timberworks of Knoxville, Ill.
Funds raised by the preservation society, matched by the township, plus an additional sum awarded by a Kane County Grand Victoria Riverboat Fund grant, were used to pay for the project. Additional funds need to be raised by the society to fulfill their promise to the township to contribute 50 percent of the cost of the roof.
The Corron Farm Preservation Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to preserve, increase, and enrich knowledge of the history of Corron Farm and early Campton Township and to provide leisure and educational opportunities for township residents, businesses, and surrounding communities. Historic Corron Farm is currently listed on the Kane County Register of Historic Places. The society is currently in the process of applying for National Register status of Corron Farm.