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James S. Neville House

 
 
James S. Neville House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 10, 2021
1. James S. Neville House Marker
Inscription.  
Gift to the street
1885
Old House Society
of Bloomington-Normal

 
Erected by Old House Society of Bloomington-Normal.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1885.
 
Location. 40° 28.831′ N, 88° 58.644′ W. Marker is in Bloomington, Illinois, in McLean County. Marker is at the intersection of East Jefferson Street and Colton Avenue, on the right when traveling east on East Jefferson Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1101 E Jefferson Street, 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. John A. Wilcox House (within shouting distance of this marker); David Davis III & IV House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); An Arthur L. Pillsbury Design (about 800 feet away); 1897 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Edmund O'Connell House (approx. 0.2 miles away); David Davis Mansion (approx. 0.2 miles
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away); My Good Friend (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cloverlawn (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bloomington.
 
Regarding James S. Neville House. Excerpt from Documentary Search and Architectural Survey of East Jefferson Street Historic District by Edward T. Safiran and David A. Walitschek (1985):
… The house's original owner James S. Neville was born in Tazewell county in 1856. He was a prominent Bloomington politician who came to the city in 1877. In 1889 at the age of thirty-three years he became the youngest postmaster in the city's history. He died in 1909, while serving a term as the mayor of Bloomington, at the age of fifty-three. …
 
James S. Neville House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 10, 2021
2. James S. Neville House Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 13, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 169 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 13, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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