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John & Matilda Heffernan House

 
 
John & Matilda Heffernan House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 10, 2021
1. John & Matilda Heffernan House Marker
Inscription.  
706 E. Grove St.
John & Matilda
Heffernan House

Built c. 1892
Queen Anne Architectural Style

Col. Heffernan was a successful businessman
and leader of the local Irish community.

No automobiles were allowed on the property
until his death in 1921.

 
Erected by Dimmitt's Grove Neighborhood Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1892.
 
Location. 40° 28.683′ N, 88° 59.111′ W. Marker is in Bloomington, Illinois, in McLean County. Marker is on East Grove Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 706 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. Augustus & Jennie Elbe House (within shouting distance of this marker); George H. & Clara Bruner Cox House (within shouting distance of this marker); Sain & Gertrude Welty House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Phillip & Sophia Young House (about 300 feet away); Lucius T. and Arabella Bruner Wilcox House
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(about 400 feet away); Samuel & Electa Bishop House (about 400 feet away); Ruben & Laura Benjamin House (about 600 feet away); The Home of Julia Green Scott (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bloomington.
 
Regarding John & Matilda Heffernan House. Excerpt from East Grove Street Architectural/Historical Survey by Greg Koos (1985):
… John Heffernan was a civic leader, active in politics. He died in 1921. The second Boy Scout camp in this locale was named for him.
 
John & Matilda Heffernan House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 10, 2021
2. John & Matilda Heffernan House Marker
Marker is at left edge of the picture.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 13, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 135 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 13, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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