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Danville in Vermilion County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Dr. William Fithian Home

Circa 1855

 
 
Dr. William Fithian Home - Markers image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 24, 2008
1. Dr. William Fithian Home - Markers
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Inscription.

Upper Marker
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior

Lower Marker

Local Historic Landmark
Danville Historic Preservation Commission
Designated March 27, 1991
 
Erected by The United States Department of the Interior, Danville Historic Preservation Commission.
 
Location. 40° 7.65′ N, 87° 38.151′ W. Marker is in Danville, Illinois, in Vermilion County. Marker is at the intersection of North Gilbert Street and West Lafayette Street, on the left when traveling north on North Gilbert Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 116 North Gilbert Street, Danville IL 61832, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Friend Forever (a few steps from this marker); Abraham Lincoln Delivered an Impromptu Address (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Millstone (within shouting distance of this marker); Abraham Lincoln (within shouting distance of this marker); Abraham Lincoln at Danville Presbyterian Church
Dr. William Fithian's Home image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, September 7, 2008
2. Dr. William Fithian's Home
The markers can be seen on both sides of the front door on the front porch. Due to all the lush trees, it is difficult to take full view photo of the Home. The shade is excellent for enjoyable viewing of the exterior of the Home and Grounds.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District (approx. 0.2 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Aircraft in Honor of Chanute Air Force Base (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Vermilion County Museum Welcomes You. There are many items, a knowledgeable, and friendly staff at the Museum to assist with any of your questions. (Submitted on September 7, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 

2. 360 Degree Tours. The Vermilion County Museum offers 360 degree virtual tours of Dr. Fithian's Home and other Danville sites. A number of views and entry points are offered. (Submitted on November 6, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
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Side View - - Dr. William Fithian Home image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, September 7, 2008
3. Side View - - Dr. William Fithian Home
Corner View - - Dr. William Fithian Home image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, September 7, 2008
4. Corner View - - Dr. William Fithian Home
Old Photo - - Dr. William Fithian Home image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of Old Illinois Houses
5. Old Photo - - Dr. William Fithian Home
The trees were smaller when this photo was taken, showing the home and the balcony from which Abraham Lincoln gave an impromptu speech to a crowd in 1858.
Vermilion County Charter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 24, 2008
6. Vermilion County Charter Marker
The Vermilion County Museum main building sits behind the Fithian Home, but the Museum's Charter marker hanges to the left of the front door to Dr. Fithian's Home. The Fithian Home has been part of the Vermilion County Museum as its central exhibit - due to Abraham Lincoln's friendship with Dr. Fithian.
Interesting Item at Front Sidewalk - Leading to Front Door image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 24, 2008
7. Interesting Item at Front Sidewalk - Leading to Front Door
Vermilion County's Bicentennial Time Capsule
The Front Side Walk Feature - - Vermilion County's Bicentennial Time Capsule image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 24, 2008
8. The Front Side Walk Feature - - Vermilion County's Bicentennial Time Capsule
Back Yard Sign - at The Fithian Home image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 24, 2008
9. Back Yard Sign - at The Fithian Home
The Herb Garden was a few short steps for Dr. Fithian image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 24, 2008
10. The Herb Garden was a few short steps for Dr. Fithian
New Vermilion County Museum Building - - Just Beyond Dr. Fithian's Herb Garden image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, September 7, 2008
11. New Vermilion County Museum Building - - Just Beyond Dr. Fithian's Herb Garden
Dr. Fithian Home can be seen on the Right in the photo.
Bronze Plate at Side of  Vermilion County Museum Building. image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, September 7, 2008
12. Bronze Plate at Side of Vermilion County Museum Building.
"Walk of Five Flags" image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, September 7, 2008
13. "Walk of Five Flags"
In front of the Fithian home to the South - - is the side walk (called the "Walk of Five Flags") leading to the parking area. It holds Five flags and plaques that tell the history of the area under different Country and State flags. Nearest to the camera is the Flag of Spain (followed by), France, Great Britain, State of Virginia, and then the State of Illinois.
The Flag of Spain image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 24, 2008
14. The Flag of Spain
By right of discovery of the off shore islands of North America in 1492 and the first permanent colony (St. Augustine - 1564).
The Flag of France image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 24, 2008
15. The Flag of France
Marquette and Joliet explored the Illinois River in 1673 and this area became part of New France.
The Flag of Great Britain image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 24, 2008
16. The Flag of Great Britain
After the French and Indian War, the Treaty of Paris in 1763 ceded to England all French territory east of the Mississippi.
The Flag of the State of Virginia image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 24, 2008
17. The Flag of the State of Virginia
George Rogers Clark captured Kaskaskia from the British on July 4, 1778 and Illinois was placed under the flag of Virginia.
The Flag of the State of Illinois image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, August 24, 2008
18. The Flag of the State of Illinois
The Illinois Territory was formed on Feb. 3, 1809. On Dec 3, 1818, Illinois became the Twenty-First State of the Union. On July 6, 1915, the State Flag was officially adopted.
 
 
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