From the Register-Mail:
A scale model of Knox Collegeâ€™s Old Main constructed of thick stock paper was unveiled Wednesday as the school announced plans to have a contest that aims to increase awareness of the historical building.
The venerable building, site of one of Abraham Lincolnâ€™s debates with Stephen Douglas in 1858, is the subject of a contest that gives residents and students a chance to replicate the model.
â€œItâ€™s an important part of the history of Knox College,â€ president Roger Taylor said.
The â€œBuild Your Own Old Mainâ€ contest will run through September and allows area youth and classes to download the paper sections needed for the project from the Illinois Historic Preservation Agencyâ€™s Web site.
Also available are materials for the construction of other Lincoln sites, including the old State Capitol building, which is the most elaborate model, requiring 41 sections.