Thornton Ward Estate

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Thornton Ward Estate
Thornton Ward Estate.jpg
Front of the farmhouse
Thornton Ward Estate is located in Illinois
Thornton Ward Estate
Location 1387 U.S. Route 40
Nearest city Toledo, Illinois
Coordinates 39°13′40″N 88°12′51″W / 39.22778°N 88.21417°W / 39.22778; -88.21417Coordinates: 39°13′40″N 88°12′51″W / 39.22778°N 88.21417°W / 39.22778; -88.21417
Area 10.6 acres (4.3 ha)
Built 1875
Architectural style Italianate
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 01001308[1]
Added to NRHP December 4, 2001

Thornton Ward Estate is a historic rural estate located at 1387 U.S. Route 40 south-southeast of Toledo, Illinois. The main building on the estate, an Italianate house, was constructed circa 1875 by the Ward family. The two-story brick home has a symmetrical front with two windows on each story on either side of the entry. The entrance features a double door topped by an arched transom; a single panel door is located directly above the entrance on the second floor. The home's hipped roof features a small gable above the entrance and is topped by a widow's walk. The estate also includes a section of the original National Road.[2]

The estate was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 4, 2001.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ John Harrison Ward II (March 23, 2001). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Ward, Thornton, Estate". National Park Service. Retrieved December 21, 2013.