Knox’s Old Main is a candidate for the Seven Wonders of Illinois.
“Old Main has been in continuous use for 150 years,” said Knox College spokeswoman Karrie Heartlein. “What a wonderful way to celebrate such a wonderful piece of history we have here in Galesburg.”
The Illinois Bureau of Tourism last month launched the Seven Wonders of Illinois promotion. Nominations for interesting, historic and quirky spots were accepted in seven regions across the state.