Judge David Davis - Mansion
— Looking for Lincoln —The frame house (left) that once stood on the site of this Victorian mansion was the home of Abraham Lincoln's trusted friend, legal associate, and political manager, David Davis (1815-1886). The two-story structure closely resembled Lincoln's Springfield home. But the setting was very different. Built on the outskirts of Bloomington, Davis's home was the center of a large farm. There were pastures, orchards, and flower gardens planted by David's wife, Sarah. Rows of trees lined the drive that stretched from the house to Jefferson Street. In 1870, Judge Davis, who had been appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court by President Lincoln, moved the building to make way for the elegant mansion that you see today.
|Series||This marker is part of the Illinois: Looking for Lincoln series|
|Placed By||Looking for Lincoln and the City of Bloomington|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 6:19pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16T E 332118 N 4483102|
|Decimal Degrees||40.48165000, -88.98068333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 28.899', W 88° 58.841'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 28' 53.94" N, 88° 58' 50.46" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 518 Mallery St, Bloomington IL 61701, US|
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