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Bloomington in McLean County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Phoenix Hall

 
 
Phoenix Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 28, 2020
1. Phoenix Hall Marker
Inscription.  

This tablet
marks the site of
Old Liberty Hall
later
Phoenix Hall
where
Abraham Lincoln
made a number of speeches

 
Erected 1934 by Harriet Wakefield Brady (DAR-Letitia Green Stevenson Chapter) in memory of her father Dr. C. Wakefield, a friend of Abraham Lincoln and owner of Phoenix Hall.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series lists.
 
Location. 40° 28.769′ N, 88° 59.651′ W. Marker is in Bloomington, Illinois, in McLean County. Marker is on West Washington Street east of North Center Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 W Washington St, 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. Sigmund Livingston (within shouting distance of this marker); The Dewenter's Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Center Street Site
Phoenix Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 28, 2020
2. Phoenix Hall Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Phoenix Block (within shouting distance of this marker); The Crothers and Chew Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln The Lawyer (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bloomington.
 
Also see . . .  Phoenix Hall site of Lincoln’s last major Bloomington speech. From The Pantagraph, this is an article about the building. Originally published in 2010, updated in 2015 (Submitted on December 18, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 18, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 37 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 18, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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