Will County cemetery added to historic list
May 8, 2012 1:38PM
Updated: June 11, 2012 8:59AM
The North Providence Ridge Cemetery is the latest addition to the rolls of the Will County Historic Preservation Commission due to the efforts of the North Providence Ridge Cemetery Association.
At a ceremony May 3, Leonard Seltzer, the association’s president and secretary, and association members Lois Lewis, Barb Runty and Jerry Hauen were presented with a bronze plaque to commemorate the historic significance of the cemetery.
Located in Jackson Township, the North Providence Ridge Cemetery was formally recognized in 1883 but has burial sites dating back to the 1840s. The first meeting of the North Providence Ridge Cemetery Association was held on April 7, 1883.
With unanimous approval from the Will County Board, this historic property became the 43rd landmark designated on Will County’s Register of Historic Places.
Upon landmark designation, properties become eligible for funding opportunities such as the Illinois Tax Assessment Freeze Program for Historic Residences. Once designated, the commission reviews exterior alterations that could alter the appearance of a property.