Home of Joseph W. Fifer

Home of Joseph W. Fifer (HM11MP)

Location: Bloomington, IL 61701 McLean County
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N 40° 29.207', W 88° 59.324'

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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.
HM NumberHM11MP
Series This marker is part of the Illinois: Illinois State Historical Society series
Year Placed1972
Placed ByThe McLean County Historical Society and the Illinois State Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 8:41pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 331448 N 4483687
Decimal Degrees40.48678333, -88.98873333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 29.207', W 88° 59.324'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 29' 12.42" N, 88° 59' 19.44" W
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Area Code(s)309
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 909 N Mclean St, Bloomington IL 61701, US
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