Griggs House

505 W. Main Street



Businessman and civic leader Clark Robinson Griggs built this home in 1871 as a wedding gift for his son. While serving in the state legislature, Griggs’ efforts helped to secure the University of Illinois for his hometown. The house is a fine example of Italianate architecture, with its paired brackets, wide eaves, and tall windows.


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Created on: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 13:48
- Author - Visitor