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Posted on: November 16, 2023

Geneva Has One Of State's Top Historic Districts

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Geneva was named one of seven Illinois small towns with the "state's best, most visit-worthy historic districts" by World Atlas, a large publishing resource in geography covering sociology, demography, environment, economics, and travel.

Although Illinois is best known for being home to Chicago, it also has its fair share of quaint, scenic small towns that attract tourists from across the Midwest. World Atlas' latest list highlighted communities that have lively historic districts filled with fascinating museums, unique buildings and cafes, and buildings featuring eye-catching architectural details. 

"The town of Geneva is a western suburb of Chicago but feels a world away due to its charming downtown and impressive historic district, which consists of 102 buildings and structures," World Atlas stated. "The district was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 and beckons visitors throughout the year. Downtown Geneva is known for its (Third) Street, which is lined with historic Victorian structures that house a varied collection of shops and eateries."

The article mentions one of Geneva's most notable buildings is the P.D. Hoyt House on Fifth Street which was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Geneva "is blessed" with several waterfront parks and is located on the Fox River Trail and Illinois Prairie Path, both part of an extensive bike trail system, according to World Atlas.

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