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

Home of Joseph W. Fifer

 
 
Home of Joseph W. Fifer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 30, 2012
1. Home of Joseph W. Fifer Marker
Inscription. This was the home of Joseph W. Fifer, Republican Governor of Illinois, 1889-1893. Fifer was born in Virginia in 1840 and came to Illinois in 1857. During the Civil War he served in the 33rd Illinois Infantry Regiment. He graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington in 1868 and began to practice law the next year. After being corporation counsel of Bloomington for one year and State's Attorney of McClean County for eight years, he served two terms as State Senator. He moved to these premises in 1893, at the end of his term as Governor, and lived in this red brick house from its completion in 1896 to his death in 1938.
 
Erected 1972 by The McLean 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° 29.207′ N, 88° 59.324′ W. Marker is in Bloomington, Illinois, in McLean County. Marker is at the intersection of North McLean Street and East Walnut Street, on the right when traveling north on North McLean Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 909 North McLean Street, Bloomington IL 61701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
Home of Joseph W. Fifer Marker <i>on the left</i> image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 30, 2012
2. Home of Joseph W. Fifer Marker on the left
distance of this marker. Florence Fifer Bohrer (here, next to this marker); Home of Adlai E. Stevenson I (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 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); Cloverlawn (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bloomington.
 
Categories. Politics
 
Home of Joseph W. Fifer image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 30, 2012
3. Home of Joseph W. Fifer
 
 
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 354 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 23, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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