Historic Houses in Illinois in the Best of the Web Directory

Historic Houses in Illinois

Belvedere Mansion and Gardens

Italianate mansion in Galena with 22 rooms and extremely lavish. Open mid May to November for tours.

Clarke House Museum

Read about tours and events, history, the Clarke's, restoration, and architecture.

Dana Thomas House

Frank Lloyd Wright was commissioned in 1902 to renovate the Lawrence's Springfield home. View biographical and educational resources.

Ellwood House

Grand Victorian mansion built in 1879 by barbed wire millionaire Isaac L. Ellwood.

Frances Willard House Museum

Constructed in 1865 for Frances Willard president of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union.

Glessner House Museum

Henry Hobson Richardson designed and completed this home in 1887. The home is a designated National Historic Landmark.

Heber C. Kimball Home

Information offered from the LDS Church on this homes significance in the Saints westward trek.

Jane Addams Hull House Museum

Overview of information about Jane Addams, Hull House, and the role it played in immigrant history.

Jarrot Mansion

1807 home of French born entrepreneur Nicholas Jarrot. It is designed in American Federal architecture.

Kruse House Museum

Depiction of life in the Fred Kruse familie's 1917 four-square home. Overseen by the West Chicago Historical Society.

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