Belvidere is a city in Boone County, Illinois, United States. Belvidere has a population about 25, 585 people and it is also the county seat of Boone County. Belvidere is situated in the north center of Illinois. The city was first mentioned in 1834 and at that that time was built on the north side of river. In Belvidere, tourists will find many nice buildings with an interesting architectural style and interesting attractions.
Top Attractions within Belvidere
Pettit Memorial Chapel, also known as Pettit Chapel, was designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The chapel id located in Belvidere and was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1978. It was used for funerals and is famous for its great architecture, asymmetrical and symmetrical design. This chapel is an interesting attraction and represents the prairie period.
The Lampert-Wildflower House is a recreational place that is also located in Belvidere, United States. One part of this house was built in 1838 and another wing was built in 1860. Here tourists can admire five types of very wild flowers and also 32 trees. The house has a few elements inspired by the Greek Revival style and the added part has a Gothic Revival and Queen Anne influence. The building has a major influence upon local culture, so it is an important attraction to visit. Tourists can admire rare plants as ginseng, prairie smoke, Canadian violet, Bell worts and yellow violet.
The Belvidere U.S. Post Office is one of the most important historic buildings from Belvidere, so you must visit this attraction, too as it is very important and interesting. Having a Classical Revival architectural style, the building was built in 1911 by E. Maffioli. Visit this nice attraction and you will have the possibility to observe the 1900s post offices designs.
Visit Belvidere and you will experience a great time along with your friends!