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David Davis Mansion

1000 Monroe Drive, Bloomington, IL 61701

Historic Sites

A visit to Judge David Davis' estate offers a glimpse into the lives of the wealthy and powerful of his day.

Davis, friend and mentor to Abraham Lincoln, served as a United States Supreme Court Justice and was a key contributor during Lincoln's bid for the 1860 Presidential nomination. The Davis Mansion, completed in 1872, combines Italianate and Second Empire architectural features and is a model of mid-Victorian style and taste. His Bloomington home, which remained in the Davis family for three succeeding generations, provided a focal point for the social, cultural and political life of the community. The mansion contains elegant furnishings and the most modern conveniences of the era.

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Illinois Shakespeare Festival

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