Aaron G. Cloud House

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Aaron G. Cloud House
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Front of the house
Aaron G. Cloud House is located in Illinois
Aaron G. Cloud House
Aaron G. Cloud House is located in the US
Aaron G. Cloud House
Location 164 S. Washington St., McLeansboro, Illinois
Coordinates 38°5′35″N 88°32′10″W / 38.09306°N 88.53611°W / 38.09306; -88.53611Coordinates: 38°5′35″N 88°32′10″W / 38.09306°N 88.53611°W / 38.09306; -88.53611
Built 1884
Architect Reid Bros.
Architectural style Italianate[1]
NRHP Reference # 78001150[1]
Added to NRHP April 15, 1978[1]

The Aaron G. Cloud House, now the McCoy Memorial Library, is a historic house in McLeansboro, Illinois, which is now used as the city's public library. The house was built in 1884 for Aaron G. Cloud, the founder of the Cloud State Bank; it has served as a library since 1922. The Reid Brothers, an architectural firm from Evansville, Indiana, designed the home. The red brick house features a central tower with a pyramidal roof atop the front entrance, a semicircular bay on the front facade, and an entrance porch spanning three bays of the building. The house includes Eastlake Style ornamentation throughout its design. The house includes nine interior fireplaces; the four fireplaces on the first floor are surrounded by decorative wood and tiles.[2]

The home was added to the National Register of Historic Places on April 15, 1978.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ McCoy Memorial Library Board (November 2, 1977). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Aaron G. Cloud Home" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved January 21, 2014.