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John A. Wilcox House

 
 
John A. Wilcox House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 10, 2021
1. John A. Wilcox House Marker
Inscription.  
Gift to the street
1884
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 1884.
 
Location. 40° 28.858′ N, 88° 58.607′ W. Marker is in Bloomington, Illinois, in McLean County. Marker is on East Jefferson Street west of South Towanda Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1104 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. James S. Neville House (within shouting distance of this marker); An Arthur L. Pillsbury Design (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1897 (about 700 feet away); David Davis III & IV House (approx. 0.2 miles away); David Davis Mansion (approx. 0.2 miles away); My Good Friend (approx. 0.2 miles away); Edmund O'Connell House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cloverlawn (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bloomington.
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Regarding John A. Wilcox House. Excerpt from Documentary Search and Architectural Survey of East Jefferson Street Historic District by Edward T. Safiran and David A. Walitschek (1985):
… Wilcox was a prominent businessman in the Bloomington area for more than thirty years. He was born in Canadaigura, New York in 1846. He came to Bloomington while he was in his late twenties. Here he became associated with Asahel Gridley, of the Gridley Gas Company. Wilcox later became the president of the Union Gas and Electric Company. He lived at 1104 East Jefferson for thirty-five years. He died in 1916, a few months after his wife's death.…
 
John A. Wilcox House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 10, 2021
2. John A. Wilcox 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 104 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 13, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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