Created By: Urbana Planning Division
This walking tour will highlight many of the properties of the Downtown Urbana Historic District, our newest National Register listing. You will learn how the city collaborated with local business owners to establish a district that is bringing cultural and economic benefits to the area. We will stroll from the under-renovation Hotel Royer, past cinemas-turned-galleries, banks-turned-restaurants, and post offices-turned-community centers. We’ll finish at a foundry-turned-microbrewery, next to Boneyard Creek Crossing, Urbana’s Jewel of the Boneyard. See you there!
Kevin Garcia, Marcus Ricci and Kat Trotter, planners at the City of Urbana, will be leading the walking tour of downtown, with special guests at the featured locations.
Historic District Designation was not possible without numerous people and groups, including but not limited to, Alice Novak, University of Illinois Urban and Regional Planning Department, and the City of Urbana Historic Preservation Commission.