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Eliel & Malinda Barber Cottage

 
 
Eliel & Malinda Barber Cottage Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 10, 2021
1. Eliel & Malinda Barber Cottage Marker
Inscription.  
709 E. Taylor St.
Eliel & Malinda
Barber Cottage

Built c. 1852
Vertical Plank Construction

Eliel built the first half of the
Vrooman Mansion for his wife.

Author Harold Sinclair resided here when
he wrote The Horse Soldiers in 1956.

 
Erected by Dimmitt's Grove Neighborhood Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureArts, Letters, Music. A significant historical year for this entry is 1852.
 
Location. 40° 28.573′ N, 88° 59.095′ W. Marker is in Bloomington, Illinois, in McLean County. Marker is on East Taylor Street west of South Clinton Street (U.S. 150), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 709 E Taylor 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. The Home of Julia Green Scott (within shouting distance of this marker); Matthew and Julia Scott House (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln Oak Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); George H. & Clara Bruner Cox House
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(about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); John & Matilda Heffernan House (about 700 feet away); Phillip & Sophia Young House (about 700 feet away); Augustus & Jennie Elbe House (about 700 feet away); Freedom and Henry C. Johnson House (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bloomington.
 
Eliel & Malinda Barber Cottage Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 10, 2021
2. Eliel & Malinda Barber Cottage Marker
Eliel & Malinda Barber Cottage Secondary Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 10, 2021
3. Eliel & Malinda Barber Cottage Secondary Marker
Marker reads:
Gift to the street
1852
Old House Society
of Bloomington-Normal
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 14, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 133 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 14, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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