Thursday, February 22, 2007

UIS, Iles House Foundation join forces to save historic house

UIS and the Elijah Iles House Foundation have joined forces to save the 1840s-era Strawbridge-Shepherd House located just south of campus on land owned by the university.

Under the arrangement, UIS will lease the house and the two acres on which it sits to the Iles House Foundation for ten years at a cost of $1 per year. In exchange, the Iles House Foundation intends to restore and preserve the house and plan for its use.

UIS Chancellor Richard Ringeisen called the agreement a perfect example of what can happen when the university and the community come together for a common purpose and for the public good. Read more>>

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