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Historical Marker:

Franklin Square Historic District


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Location:
In Franklin Park, Bloomington (E. Chestnut, Walnut, N. Prairie, N. Mclean)
Latitude:
40.4867
Longitude:
-88.99
Dedication Date:
05/13/1989
Dedication By:
Bloomington Historic Preservation Commission and The Illinois State Historical Society

Marker Description:
Franklin Square contains the homes of former Vice President Adlai Stevenson I and Governor Joseph Fifer. Franklin Park, the centerpiece of the district, was the starting point for partisan torchlight parades in the late nineteenth century. The park, named for Mayor Franklin Price, was donated to the City in 1856 by William Flagg, David Davis and William Allin. Many of the houses on the square were designed by architects Arthur Moratz, George Miller and Arthur Pillsbury. The park and bordering houses were listed on the National Register in 1976 and designated a local Historic District in 1979.
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