State Historic SiteBryant Cottage was built in 1856 by Francis E. Bryant (1818 - 1889), a friend and political ally of Senator Stephen A. Douglas. According to Bryant family tradition, on the evening of July 29, 1858, Douglas and Abraham Lincoln conferred in the parlor of this house to plan the famous Lincoln - Douglas Debates.The picturesque one-story, four-room wood frame cottage has been restored and is interpreted as an example of middle-class life in mid-nineteenth-century Illinois.
|Placed By||Historic Sites Division, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 9:14pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 365648 N 4420418|
|Decimal Degrees||39.92321667, -88.57215000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 55.393', W 88° 34.329'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 55' 23.58" N, 88° 34' 19.74" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 100-198 E Wilson St, Bement IL 61813, US|
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