The Old Courthouse and Sheriff’s House Advisory Commission is seeking feedback from everyone interested in the preservation and re-use of this pivotal part of the Historic Woodstock Square.By completing this brief survey you will help us plan for the future of these historically-significant buildings. Background information on the buildings and the progress to date may be easily accessed here.

Space within the Old Courthouse & Sheriff’s House has been used for County offices, retail, restaurants, a radio station, art gallery space, and a museum.  As the Commission seeks to guide the future of the buildings, what uses would you enjoy in these buildings? (choose one or several)

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* 1. Space within the Old Courthouse & Sheriff’s House has been used for County offices, retail, restaurants, a radio station, art gallery space, and a museum.  As the Commission seeks to guide the future of the buildings, what uses would you enjoy in these buildings? (choose one or several)

The McHenry County Courthouse, built in 1857, is one of the few pre-Civil War structures still standing in Illinois today. Joined by the Sheriff’s House in 1887, both buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places  In 2011, they were deeded to the City of Woodstock which is now facing extensive renovation costs. Based on your vision of future uses, who should own, operate, and maintain these buildings?

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* 2. The McHenry County Courthouse, built in 1857, is one of the few pre-Civil War structures still standing in Illinois today. Joined by the Sheriff’s House in 1887, both buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places  In 2011, they were deeded to the City of Woodstock which is now facing extensive renovation costs. Based on your vision of future uses, who should own, operate, and maintain these buildings?

A 2015 study estimated total renovation costs of $5-7 million. What types of funding would you support to ensure the buildings' restoration and full use?

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* 3. A 2015 study estimated total renovation costs of $5-7 million. What types of funding would you support to ensure the buildings' restoration and full use?

Please share any additional thoughts or ideas about these buildings below.  We also invite your participation in our public meetings in City Council Chambers, every 3rd Monday at 7 PM.

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* 4. Please share any additional thoughts or ideas about these buildings below.  We also invite your participation in our public meetings in City Council Chambers, every 3rd Monday at 7 PM.

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