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David Davis Mansion

 
 
David Davis Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 5, 2008
1. David Davis Mansion Marker
Inscription.  This Victorian Mansion was the home of Judge David Davis, an associate of Abraham Lincoln's. Construction began in 1870 and was completed in 1872. The house is built of yellow hard-burned face brick with stone quoins in the corners. It is 64 feet wide, extends 88 feet back, and has a tower that rises 50 feet above the ground. The lavish interior includes eight marble fireplaces. Davis was appointed by President Lincoln to the Supreme Court of the United States in 1862 and became a United States Senator in 1877. He returned to Illinois in 1883 and lived here again until his death in 1886.
 
Erected 1969 by Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureGovernment & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the Illinois State Historical Society series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
 
Location. 40° 28.904′ N, 88° 58.838′ W. Marker is in Bloomington, Illinois, in McLean County. Marker is at
Travel with Lincoln image. Click for more information.
By Larry Gertner
2. Travel with Lincoln
All the HMDb Lincoln Circuit Markers, and a few others, following Lincoln's travels while a member of the Circuit of the Eighth Judicial District from 1847 - 1857.
Climb into Lincoln’s buggy and take a trip with Lincoln and his fellow lawyers on the job traveling Illinois as Circuit Lawyers. See all the Lincoln Circuit Markers (and a surprise or two), in the order of his travels while a member of the Circuit of the Eighth Judicial District (of Illinois) during 1847-1857. Use the “First >>” button in the upper right to see these markers in sequence, starting from Springfield.
(Submitted on October 17, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
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the intersection of Davis Avenue and Monroe Drive, on the right when traveling north on Davis Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bloomington IL 61701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. My Good Friend (a few steps from this marker); Edmund O'Connell House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cloverlawn (about 500 feet away); David Davis III & IV House (about 500 feet away); James S. Neville House (approx. 0.2 miles away); John A. Wilcox House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Illinois Central R. R. (approx. ¼ mile away); An Arthur L. Pillsbury Design (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bloomington.
 
Also see . . .  Welcome to Davis Mansion. This link holds a number of items to help. Click around its many hot buttons. (Submitted on October 8, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
Drive Entry to David Davis Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 5, 2008
3. Drive Entry to David Davis Mansion
David Davis Mansion with Unusual Tree image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 5, 2008
4. David Davis Mansion with Unusual Tree
David Davis Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 5, 2008
5. David Davis Mansion
East Side & Rear of Davis Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 5, 2008
6. East Side & Rear of Davis Mansion
The Out Back image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 5, 2008
7. The Out Back
Carriage House - Behind the Davis Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 5, 2008
8. Carriage House - Behind the Davis Mansion
Barn and Shed image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 5, 2008
9. Barn and Shed
Shielded from the Sun - West Side image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 5, 2008
10. Shielded from the Sun - West Side
South / West Corner of Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 5, 2008
11. South / West Corner of Mansion
Judge David Davis image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of Illinois University
12. Judge David Davis
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 8, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 2,856 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 8, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.   2. submitted on July 8, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on October 8, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.   12. submitted on April 4, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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