Bloomington in McLean County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Sain & Gertrude Welty House
Sain & Gertrude
Built c. 1888
Queen Anne Architecture
Only 8% of Queen Anne houses are brick and the
3 story square tower is uncommon.
Judge Welty was City Attorney from 1885 to 18(obscured)
and was later Circuit Court Judge.
Erected by Dimmitt's Grove Neighborhood Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Law Enforcement. A significant historical year for this entry is 1888.
Location. 40° 28.689′ N, 88° 59.172′ W. Marker is in Bloomington, Illinois, in McLean County. Marker is on East Grove Street west of South Clayton Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 612 E Grove 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. Phillip & Sophia Young House (within shouting distance of this marker); Lucius T. and Arabella Bruner Wilcox House (within shouting distance of this marker); Samuel & Electa Bishop House (within shouting distance Augustus & Jennie Elbe House (within shouting distance of this marker); George H. & Clara Bruner Cox House (within shouting distance of this marker); John & Matilda Heffernan House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ruben & Laura Benjamin House (about 300 feet away); Eugene and Mary Funk House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bloomington.
Regarding Sain & Gertrude Welty House. Excerpt from East Grove Street Architectural/Historical Survey by Greg Koos (1985):
… Judge Sain Welty was born in Somerset, Ohio in 1853. He attended Illinois Wesleyan University, graduating in 1881 and Yale University, graduating in 1883. At Yale he graduated at the head of his class and won the Marshall Jewel Prize. He moved to Bloomington in 1883 and became law partners with John Sterling who was later to serve this Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Welty was elected Judge of the Circuit Court in McLean County. He died in 1920.
Also see . . . Sain Welty (1853-1920). (Submitted on October 13, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
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 83 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 13, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.