Scott–Vrooman House

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The Scott–Vrooman House is a historic home located at 701 East Taylor Street in Bloomington, Illinois. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[1]

Scott-Vrooman House
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Scott–Vrooman House is located in Illinois
Scott–Vrooman House
Scott–Vrooman House is located in the United States
Scott–Vrooman House
Location701 E. Taylor St., Bloomington, Illinois
Coordinates40°28′39″N 88°59′1″W / 40.47750°N 88.98361°W / 40.47750; -88.98361Coordinates: 40°28′39″N 88°59′1″W / 40.47750°N 88.98361°W / 40.47750; -88.98361
Area1 acre (0.40 ha)
ArchitectBunting, G. W.; Pillsbury, Arthur
Architectural styleItalianate, Romanesque
NRHP reference #83000330[1]
Added to NRHPAugust 18, 1983


The house was built in 1869 by Matthew T. and Julia Green Scott. Matthew was a significant local businessman and developer. After Matthew's death in 1891, Julia became a prominent businesswoman and community leader; her accomplishments included serving as president of the McLean County Coal Company, which Matthew founded. The couple's daughter, also named Julia, married Carl Vrooman, who was Assistant Secretary of Agriculture under President Woodrow Wilson.[2][3] The mansion was the site of debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas. The oak beneath which the debates occurred has been gone for years; however, a plaque commemorates the location. The Vrooman Mansion is now a bed and breakfast.

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Polites, Bettie S. and George W. (April 1983). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Vrooman Mansion" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved January 9, 2014.
  3. ^ "History". Vrooman Mansion. Retrieved January 9, 2014.

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