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Built by Isaac Ellwood, one of the principal manufacturers (along with Joseph Glidden) of barbed wire. He was a benefactor and major political influence in establishing Northern Illinois State Normal School in DeKalb, which is now known as Northern Illinois University.

Guided tours of the 1879 Victorian mansion include all four floors, highlighted by an English-style living room and a three-story rotunda. Featured on the grounds are gardens, a carriage house and the "Little House," a Victorian-era playhouse.

Please allow a 90-minute viewing minimum.

Location: 509 N. First St., DeKalb Illinois 60115 Telephone 815-756-4609

Other History nearby:
(Aurora) Blackberry Historical Farm Village
(Belvidere) Boone County Historical Society Museum
(Vernon Hills) Cuneo Museum and Gardens
(Des Plaines) Des Plaines Historical Museum
(Sterling) Dillon Home Museum
(Elgin) Elgin Area Historical Society Museum

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