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Historic Sites in Bloomington, IL

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Abraham Lincoln traveled this way as he rode the Circuit of the Eighth Judicial District ···1847 - 1857


Dedicated to the memory of those from McLean County who made the Surpreme Sacrifice World War II 1941- -1945


This was the home of Joseph W. Fifer, Republican Governor of Illinois, 1889-1893. Fifer was born in Virginia in 1840 ...


My Good Friend

Bloomington, IL

The frame house (left) that once stood on the site of this Victorian mansion was the home of Abraham Lincoln’s truste...



Bloomington, IL

David Davis swapped for the farm just east of here with Normal's founder Jesse Fell. Davis forgiving Fell's debts. Ju...


Illinois Central R. R.

Bloomington, IL

"I am now free to make an engagement for the road; and if you think fit you may 'count me in,'" wrote Lincoln to Illi...


The town of Normal was created at the junction of the Illinois Central and the Chicago and Alton Railroads. The Camel...


Miller-Davis Building

Bloomington, IL

A National Register of Historic Places Site Here, in the 1840s attorneys of the old Eighth Judicial Circuit would gat...


This was the home of Adlai E. Stevenson I, Vice-President of the United States, 1893-1897. Stevenson was born in Kent...


Lincoln's Real Estate

Bloomington, IL

His love of wealth was very weak....he said he had no capacity whatever for speculation and never attempted it." So s...


Major's Hall

Bloomington, IL

(Plaque 1) Major's Hall Erected 1852 by William Trabue Major Razed 1959 (Plaque 2) Illinois Republican Party born in ...


Asahel Gridley's Bank

Bloomington, IL

"My line of defense is going to be that your tongue is no slanderer...that the people generally know you to be, impul...


Florence Fifer Bohrer

Bloomington, IL

The first woman elected to the Illinois Senate, Florence Fifer Bohrer served two terms from 1925 to 1933. She chaired...


The home of Julia Green Scott, (Mrs. Matthew T. Scott) seventh President General of the National Society Daughters of...


The Pike House

Bloomington, IL

While I am writing speakers are addressing the people from the portico of the Pike House." Thus wrote the corresponde...


The National Hotel

Bloomington, IL

Why if that one is named Democrat, I will name this one Whig," Lincoln said to John Ewing the proprietor. Such was Li...


The Rounds Block

Bloomington, IL

The Rounds Block was built in 1857 by brickmaker S.D. Rounds. Rudolph Richter who was employed by Rounds, is believed...


Lincoln Parking Deck

Bloomington, IL

A rustic on his first visit to the circus is how John W. Baddeley, an English immigrant farmer described Abraham Linc...


David Davis Mansion

Bloomington, IL

This Victorian Mansion was the home of Judge David Davis, an associate of Abraham Lincoln's. Construction began in 18...


The Lost Speech

Bloomington, IL

"I look upon that enactment not as a 'law,' but as 'violence' from the beginning. It was conceived in violence, passe...

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