Owen Lovejoy House

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Owen Lovejoy Homestead
Owen Lovejoy Homestead. 1905..jpg
Owen Lovejoy Homestead, ca. 1905
Owen Lovejoy House is located in Illinois
Owen Lovejoy House
Location Peru St. (U.S. Route 6), Princeton, Illinois
Coordinates 41°22′23″N 89°27′3″W / 41.37306°N 89.45083°W / 41.37306; -89.45083Coordinates: 41°22′23″N 89°27′3″W / 41.37306°N 89.45083°W / 41.37306; -89.45083
Built 1838
Architect Unknown
Architectural style No Style Listed
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 73000690
Significant dates
Added to NRHP May 24, 1973[1]
Designated NHL February 18, 1997[2]

Owen Lovejoy House, also known as Owen Lovejoy Homestead, was the home of abolitionist and congressman Owen Lovejoy. The home was part of the Underground Railroad. It contains a concealed compartment in which escaped slaves could be hidden.

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1997.[2][3]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Owen Lovejoy Homestead". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2007-10-03. 
  3. ^ Tim Hild (July 15, 1996). "National Historic Landmark Nomination: Owen Lovejoy House" (PDF). National Park Service.  and Accompanying 10 photos, exterior and interior, from 1996. PDF (1.54 MB)

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