The Elijah Iles House is a historic house located at 624 South 7th Street in Springfield, Illinois. William Vigal built the house for Elijah Iles in 1832; it is one of the oldest surviving houses in Springfield.A visit to Elijah Iles House represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Springfield day trip planning app to plot your vacation.
Iles, who moved to Springfield in 1821, was one of the city's earliest settlers. He ran the first store in Sangamon County and helped persuade the county to locate the county seat in Springfield. His house has a Greek Revival design inspired by Southern architecture. It is one of the few Greek Revival residences in Central Illinois.
The house is owned by the Elijah Iles House Foundation and features the Museum of Springfield History on the lower level.
The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places on February 23, 1978.
Elijah Iles House Reviews
parking was challenging, but it was well worth the stop on our trip. room had original items, you could almost FEEL the past. more »
My wife and I lucked out in being able to see the Iles house after visiting the Lincoln Home site just two blocks away. The house is only open two days a week, from noon to 4:00, since it is operated... more »
Our host was so delightful as she took us through the entire house, pointing out all the important details and the assorted household items. We learned about the founder of Springfield, Senator Iles, while touring his 182 year old house. It has been preserved so well.
Beautiful! A great place to visit. A nice addition to the preservation of Lincoln's life and time in Springfield, IL. **Note: Lincoln's birthplace is actually in Kentucky.
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