1000 E. Monroe St., Bloomington Illinois 61701
Built in 1872 for U.S. Supreme Court Judge David Davis and his wife, Sara, the home is considered a fine example of mid-Victorian residential architecture. Such features as indoor plumbing, a central heating system and a cast-iron cooking stove were considered luxuries at the time. Original furnishings and other period pieces are enhanced by handsome woodwork, stencils and hand-painted ceilings. Please allow 90 minutes minimum. Closed major holidays.
Other History nearby:
(Peoria) 300 Block of Main St.
(Peoria) African-American Museum Hall of Fame
(Clinton) C.H. Moore Homestead
(Pontiac) Catherine V. Yost Museum
(Champaign) Champaign County Historical Museum
(Bloomington) David Davis Mansion
11/29 Coming to The Bloomington area
Dutch Days Festival Fulton IL May3-4 Arts and Crafts Vendors; Food and Concession Stands; Windmill Tours; Dutch Dancing and Costumes; Antique Tractor Display; Dutch Treasures Display; Heritage Canyon w/Early American Crafters; Hindeloopen Painting Demo and Sales; Stippling Display and Parade.
Lilac Time Art and Craft Fair Lombard IL May5 The Lilac Time Art and Craft Fair is held annually on St. Charles Road between Main and Elizabeth in downtown Lombard. All of the proceeds received from the craft booth rentals are donated to local charities. Features 140 craft exhibitors and 4000 attendees throughout the day.
Peoria Heights Art Fair Peoria Heights IL May11 A great weekend is planned; the show coincides with the Race for the Cure and the Illinois Art League members show at the Village Hall. A hospitality tent will be open throughout the Art Fair with coffee and donuts in the morning and water and fruit during the day .
West Chicago Blooming Fest West Chicago IL May18 The City of West Chicago presents another colorful Blooming Fest, an annual downtown garden festival. It combines the West Chicago Garden Club's popular plant sale, with a craft show, children's activities, music, food and fun. Downtown merchants and restaurants get into the act with special promotions, in-store specials and sidewalk sales.
Mayfest Chicago IL May17-19 Chicago Mayfest brings in three days of celebration - featuring; Chicago's BEST Bands, Festival Cuisine, pretzels, beer, and a broad spectrum of super cool entertainment...
Riverside Arts Weekend Riverside IL May18-19 The Riverside Arts Weekend is sure to please artists and patrons alike. Join us to celebrate two days of fabulous art in downtown Riverside, Illinois.