Edwardsville in Madison County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Benjamin Stephenson House
Listed on the
National Register of Historic
Historical & Architectural
Erected 1960 by United States Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Notable Buildings • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 38° 48.429′ N, 89° 57.124′ W. Marker is in Edwardsville, Illinois, in Madison County. Marker is on South Buchanan Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 409 South Buchanan Street, Edwardsville IL 62025, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. LeClaire, Illinois (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cleaon Etzkorn Bandstand (approx. ¼ mile away); In Memory of Dr. Thomas R. Yates (approx. ¼ mile away); In grateful memory of the early settlers (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Madison County Centennial Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ninian Edwards (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of Abraham Lincoln's Speech (approx. half a mile away); Edwardsville (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edwardsville.
Regarding Benjamin Stephenson House. The Benjamin Stephenson House is the oldest brick house in Edwardsville and considered significant for its architectural beauty, and association with important historic Illinois figures. Architecturally, the house is representative of an era. Most of the house's importance comes from its association with the family of Benjamin Stephenson. The Stephenson family played a prominent role in Illinois politics. Benjamin Stephenson served as a colonel during the War of 1812 and later held several political offices including U.S. representative from the Illinois Territory and delegate to the first Illinois constitutional convention. - Wikipedia
Also see . . .
1. Colonel Benjamin Stephenson House website. (Submitted on April 26, 2012, by Mike Camero of Edwardsville, Illinois.)
2. Benjamin Stephenson - Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (Submitted on April 26, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 25, 2012, by Mike Camero of Edwardsville, Illinois. This page has been viewed 641 times since then and 24 times this year. Last updated on May 13, 2012, by Mike Camero of Edwardsville, Illinois. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 25, 2012, by Mike Camero of Edwardsville, Illinois. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.