Historical Society Welcomes Former Greenville Resident Mike Jackson, Historic Preservation Expert

Mike Jackson, FAIA

The Bond County Historical Society will welcome former Greenville resident and historic preservation expert Mike Jackson as speaker at their next meeting on Tuesday evening, May 26, at 7:00 p.m. in the Bradford Community Building.

Mike Jackson lived and worked in Greenville in the 1970s as an architect for General Design Partnership, who designed the downtown streetscape for Greenville at the behest of the Greenville Women’s Club and the City of Greenville.

Jackson most recently worked as Division Manager and Chief Architect of the Preservation Services at the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency in Springfield. He has spent his career in the area of architectural historic preservation and is now a free-lance professional.

Jackson’s presentation Tuesday night will highlight historic places in Illinois and will include a few images of Greenville. Several of the buildings on the downtown square still show his handiwork, as does the layout of the parking and foot traffic area around the square.