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Collinsville in Madison County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The D.D. Collins House

 
 
The D.D. Collins House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, December 22, 2019
1. The D.D. Collins House Marker
Inscription.  Built circa 1845 by Daniel Dove Collins (1814-1892) for his bride Elizabeth M. Anderson (1826-1902), the Collins House is an example of Greek revival architecture. As the first president of the Collinsville village board, Collins held board meetings in his home. He served as county judge, built the area's first plank toll roads and was a highway commissioner.

The house, donated to the city by Irving Dilliard, was originally located at Main and Center Streets, and moved in the 1890s, and in 2015. The Historic Preservation Commission and the city coordinated the restoration. The house was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.
 
Erected 2019 by The City of Collinsville, The Friends of the D. D. Collins House, and The Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Illinois State Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 38° 40.048′ N, 89° 59.655′ 
The D.D. Collins House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, December 22, 2019
2. The D.D. Collins House Marker
Marker as shown in front of the house
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W. Marker is in Collinsville, Illinois, in Madison County. Marker is on West Main Street just east of North Combs Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Marker is in front of the D.D. Collins House. West Main Street is a one-way street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 703 West Main Street, Collinsville IL 62234, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Collinsville (within shouting distance of this marker); The Blum House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The 1960's Additions to the Library Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pan (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Memoriam (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named In Memoriam (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named In Memoriam (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Dorris Fountain (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Collinsville.
 
More about this marker. Marker was dedicated on November 23, 2019. Mary Sue Schusky, daughter of Irving Dilliard (mentioned on the marker), was present at the ceremony.
 
Also see . . .
1. Friends of the D.D. Collins House website. The historical group behind the restoration of the Collins house. This has a lot of information about the history about the D.D. Collins House, as well as about Collins himself. (Submitted on January 1, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 

2. Daniel Dove Collins on Wikipedia. Wikipedia page for the historic house (Submitted on January 1, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
National Register of Historic Places plaque image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, December 22, 2019
3. National Register of Historic Places plaque
Placed in front of the house
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 1, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 83 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 1, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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