East Grove Street District

The East Grove Street District is a residential historic district located on the 400 through 700 blocks of East Grove Street in Bloomington, Illinois. The district includes 43 houses and apartment buildings, 25 of which are considered contributing buildings. The houses in the district were built between 1855 and 1915 for many of Bloomington's upper middle class residents. Due to a building boom between 1880 and 1900, the then-popular Queen Anne style is the most prevalent in the district. Other popular architectural styles in the district include Greek Revival homes from the 1850s, Italianate homes built between 1860 and 1880, and Arts and Crafts homes built in the 1900s.[2]

East Grove Street District-Bloomington
Some of the homes in the East Grove Street District
East Grove Street District is located in Illinois
East Grove Street District
Location400-700 E. Grove St., Bloomington, Illinois
Coordinates40°28′40.5″N 88°59′17″W / 40.477917°N 88.98806°W / 40.477917; -88.98806Coordinates: 40°28′40.5″N 88°59′17″W / 40.477917°N 88.98806°W / 40.477917; -88.98806
Area9.7 acres (3.9 ha)
Architectural styleQueen Anne[1]
NRHP reference No.86003176[1]
Added to NRHPFebruary 26, 1987[1]

The district was added to the National Register of Historic Places on February 26, 1987.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Koos, Greg; William Walters (December 2, 1985). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form - East Grove Street District, Bloomington" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved April 10, 2014.