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Bloomington in McLean County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Miller-Davis Building

Built 1843

 

— Restored 1981 —

 
Miller-Davis Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 10, 2012
1. Miller-Davis Building Marker
Inscription.  A National Register of Historic Places Site

Here, in the 1840s attorneys of the old Eighth Judicial Circuit would gather. In the upper rooms Abraham Lincoln, David Davis, Asahel Gridley and others forged their ideals which fifteen years later were placed before the Nation.

The restoration of this building was made possible through the gift of the property by Herbert and Hannah Livingston and by the generous donations of citizens of this county.
 
Erected by The McLean County Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series list.
 
Location. 40° 28.729′ N, 88° 59.606′ W. Marker is in Bloomington, Illinois, in McLean County. Marker is on Front Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 Front Street, 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. Miller-Davis Buildings (here, next to this marker); Asahel Gridley's Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); The Rounds Block

Miller-Davis Building image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 10, 2012
2. Miller-Davis Building
(within shouting distance of this marker); Major's Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lost Speech (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Lost Speech (within shouting distance of this marker); The National Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); The Phoenix Block (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bloomington.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 387 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 13, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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Sep. 19, 2020