Beecher Hall, Illinois College
Beecher Hall from the northeast
|Location||Illinois College campus, Jacksonville, Illinois|
|Area||1 acre (0.40 ha)|
|Architectural style||Early Republic, Other, Late Georgian|
|NRHP Reference #||74000769|
|Added to NRHP||April 8, 1974|
Beecher Hall is the first college building erected in the state of Illinois. It housed Illinois' first medical school in 1843. It is named after the first president of Illinois College, Edward Beecher. Beecher Hall is recognized by the National Park Service as being a stop on the Underground Railroad. The U.S. Postal Service released a 19-cent postal card featuring Beecher in 1993.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
- "BUILD YOUR OWN ILLINOIS HISTORIC BUILDING MODELS". Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. Retrieved 2011-07-07.
- "National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Listings". National Park Service. Retrieved 2011-07-07.
- "Post cards feature colleges". The Madison Courier. Retrieved 2011-07-07.
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