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Bement in Piatt County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Bryant Cottage

State Historic Site

 
 
Bryant Cottage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 28, 2009
1. Bryant Cottage Marker
Inscription. Bryant Cottage was built in 1856 by Francis E. Bryant (1818 - 1889), a friend and political ally of Senator Stephen A. Douglas. According to Bryant family tradition, on the evening of July 29, 1858, Douglas and Abraham Lincoln conferred in the parlor of this house to plan the famous Lincoln - Douglas Debates. The picturesque one-story, four-room wood frame cottage has been restored and is interpreted as an example of middle-class life in mid-nineteenth-century Illinois.
 
Erected by Historic Sites Division, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency.
 
Location. 39° 55.393′ N, 88° 34.329′ W. Marker is in Bement, Illinois, in Piatt County. Marker is on East Wilson Street near North Macon Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 146 East Wilson Street, Bement IL 61813, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Douglas - Lincoln Debates (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bement Connection (within shouting distance of this marker); Bement Goes to War (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln - Douglas
Bryant Cottage -&- Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 28, 2009
2. Bryant Cottage -&- Marker
(approx. 5.8 miles away); Lincoln in Monticello (approx. 7 miles away); Piatt County Veterans Memorial (approx. 7 miles away); Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District (approx. 7.1 miles away); Monticello Journeys (approx. 7.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bement.
 
Also see . . .  Lincoln & Douglas at Bryant Cottage ::. Check out all the links at the end of this item, there are a number of interesting items. Also, a top quality review of the "Bryant Cottage" and its place in 'History'. (Submitted on October 31, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
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Side Yard - - Bryant Cottage image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 28, 2009
3. Side Yard - - Bryant Cottage
Photo taken from North Macon Street.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 541 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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