7 Sights in Bloomington, United States (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Bloomington, United States. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 7 sights are available in Bloomington, United States.

Sightseeing Tours in Bloomington

1. Cedar Crest

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Cedar Crest William Wesen Appraiser / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Cedar Crest Addition Historic District is a residential subdivision and historic district in Normal, Illinois. The subdivision is bounded roughly by Division Street to the south, Highland Avenue to the north, Fell Avenue to the west, and a local recreation trail, the Constitution Trail, to the east. Developed from 1914 to 1930, Cedar Crest Addition was the first large planned subdivision in Normal. Prior to its construction, Normal lacked paved streets and townwide electrical, sewer, and water systems and was considered more a rural area than a proper suburb of Bloomington. Planner Burt Marley Kuhn and architect Aaron T. Simmons planned the subdivision to be more developed and organized; in particular, it featured tree-lined curvilinear streets inspired by the City Beautiful movement. Simmons designed many of the houses in the district in the then-popular American Craftsman style, another modern addition to Normal. The subdivision gave Normal a much more modern reputation, and a local historian called it "one of the most important additions ever made to Normal" in the 1920s.

Wikipedia: Cedar Crest Addition Historic District (EN)

2. White Building

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The White Building, also known as the Heberling Building, is located in the city of Bloomington, Illinois, United States. Located along Bloomington's East Douglas Street, the building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in June 1994 and represents one of the better examples of Commercial style architecture still extant in the city. It was built by Bloomington resident Samuel R. White in 1894–1895 to house his furniture sales company. By 1903 the Heberling Brothers pharmacy and their associated businesses occupied most of the building and the White company had moved its facilities to a nearby location. The White Building is a five-story red brick building which is elaborately windowed and has a three-story connected extension to its west which probably predates it.

Wikipedia: White Building (Bloomington, Illinois) (EN)

3. White Place

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The White Place Historic District is a residential historic district in Bloomington, Illinois. The district includes houses on White Place, North Clinton Boulevard, and Fell Avenue bordered to the south by Empire Street and Emerson Street to the north. These houses were largely built between 1895 and 1928, and many of them were built shortly after S. R. White platted White Place. The homes in the district were designed in a variety of architectural styles; styles prominently featured in the district include Prairie School, American Craftsman, Colonial Revival, Victorian, and Spanish Colonial.

Wikipedia: White Place Historic District (Illinois) (EN)

4. David Davis Mansion

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David Davis Mansion See above. / CC BY 2.5

The David Davis Mansion, also known as Clover Lawn, is a Gilded Age home in Bloomington, Illinois that was the residence of David Davis, Supreme Court justice (1862–1877) and Senator from Illinois. The mansion has been a state museum since 1960. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972 and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1975. In celebration of the 2018 Illinois Bicentennial, David Davis Mansion was selected as one of the Illinois 200 Great Places by the American Institute of Architects Illinois component.

Wikipedia: David Davis Mansion (EN), Website

5. Camelback Bridge

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Camelback Bridge

The Camelback Bridge is a restored historic wooden bridge that arches over the Constitution Trail in Normal, Illinois. It is on the U. S. National Register of Historic Places. The bridge's main span is a wooden kingpost pony truss. The bridge is supported by Phoenix columns, a type of wrought iron column that was patented by the Phoenix Iron Company in 1862. It is one of only two bridges in Illinois using the columns.

Wikipedia: Camelback Bridge (EN)

6. Broadview Mansion

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Broadview Mansion, is a twenty-two room Edwardian style mansion located in Normal, Illinois, near Illinois Wesleyan University. The three-story estate, originally situated on five acres of land, was built in 1906 for Bird Calladay and Margaret VanLeer. The mansion was formerly known as the VanLeer mansion. It is currently owned and operated by the Immanuel Bible Foundation.

Wikipedia: Broadview Mansion (EN), Website

7. McLean County Museum of History

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McLean County Museum of HistoryMichael from Palatine, Illinois / CC BY-SA 2.0

The McLean County Museum of History is an AAM accredited institution located in Bloomington, Illinois. It is the principal asset of the McLean County Historical Society, an Illinois nonprofit organization, which was founded in 1892 to study local history. The Museum moved into its current location in 1991.

Wikipedia: McLean County Museum of History (EN), Website


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