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

Home of Adlai E. Stevenson I

 
 
Home of Adlai E. Stevenson I Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 30, 2012
1. Home of Adlai E. Stevenson I Marker
Inscription. This was the home of Adlai E. Stevenson I, Vice-President of the United States, 1893-1897. Stevenson was born in Kentucky in 1835 and came to Bloomington in 1852. He attended Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington and Centre College in Kentucky. He began to practice law in Metamora, Illinois in 1858 and returned to Bloomington in 1868. A lifelong Democrat, Stevenson was elected to Congress in 1874 and 1878. He served as First Assistant Postmaster General in President Grover Cleveland’s first administration, 1885-1889, and Vice President in Cleveland’s second administration, 1893-1897. Stevenson bought this house in 1889. He died in 1914.
 
Erected 1972 by McClean County Historical Society and the Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Illinois State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 40° 29.16′ N, 88° 59.321′ W. Marker is in Bloomington, Illinois, in McLean County. Marker is at the intersection of North McLean Street and East Chestnut Street, on the right when traveling north on North McLean Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 901 North McLean Street, Bloomington IL 61701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Home of Adlai E. Stevenson I Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 30, 2012
2. Home of Adlai E. Stevenson I Marker
within walking distance of this marker. Florence Fifer Bohrer (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Home of Joseph W. Fifer (about 300 feet away); William Florville (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lincoln's Real Estate (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Pike House (approx. half a mile away); Risk of the Road (approx. half a mile away); World War II War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Lincoln The Lawyer (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bloomington.
 
Categories. Politics
 
D.A.R. marker for Mrs. Adlai E. Stevenson I image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 30, 2012
3. D.A.R. marker for Mrs. Adlai E. Stevenson I
Home of Adlai E. Stevenson I image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 30, 2012
4. Home of Adlai E. Stevenson I
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 23, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 396 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 23, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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