Bloomington in McLean County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Samuel & Electa Bishop House
Samuel & Electa
Built c. 1857
Italianate Architectural Style
One of George Bruner's many neighborhood properties in
the 1860's. Bruner also owned a lumber yard on the corner
of Evans and Grove. Samuel and Electa Bishop lived here from
the 1870s until 1908. Samuel was an early settler of Old Town
Township, a homeopathic physician and an ardent Prohibitionist.
Erected by Dimmitt's Grove Neighborhood Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Industry & Commerce • Science & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1857.
Location. 40° 28.673′ N, 88° 59.199′ W. Marker is in Bloomington, Illinois, in McLean County. Marker is on East Grove Street east of South Evans Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 603 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. Lucius T. and Arabella Bruner Wilcox House (a few steps from this marker); Phillip & Sophia Young House Sain & Gertrude Welty House (within shouting distance of this marker); Ruben & Laura Benjamin House (within shouting distance of this marker); Eugene and Mary Funk House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); George H. & Clara Bruner Cox House (about 300 feet away); Augustus & Jennie Elbe House (about 300 feet away); John & Matilda Heffernan House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bloomington.
Regarding Samuel & Electa Bishop House. Greg Koos, in his East Grove Street Architectural/Historical Survey (1985), identified the property as the Ellis/Bodell House. He wrote:
… Jessee Ellis, the earliest known resident of this structure, operated a hat store in downtown Bloomington in 1855. He died in 1868. Reverend William Bodell was an evangelist who operated on a state-wide basis. Born in 1863, he was associated with the Presbyterian church later in his life. …
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 14, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 129 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 14, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.