Caldwell Farmstead

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Caldwell Farmstead
Caldwell Farmstead Front.JPG
Caldwell Farmstead is located in Illinois
Caldwell Farmstead
Caldwell Farmstead is located in the US
Caldwell Farmstead
Nearest cityChatham, Illinois
Coordinates39°42′9″N 89°42′21″W / 39.70250°N 89.70583°W / 39.70250; -89.70583Coordinates: 39°42′9″N 89°42′21″W / 39.70250°N 89.70583°W / 39.70250; -89.70583
Area1.9 acres (0.77 ha)
Built1876 (1876)
Architectural styleItalianate
NRHP reference #84001145[1]
Added to NRHPAugust 16, 1984

The Caldwell Farmstead is a historic farmhouse located on Illinois Route 4 north of Chatham, Sangamon County, Illinois. The two-story Towered Italianate house was built in 1876. The red brick house features detailed joint work on the corners and groups of tall windows with molded hoods. A front porch supported by Roman columns runs along the front of the house. Decorative brackets adorn the wide eaves of the house's hip roof. A three-story tower with a steeply sloped cupola, the principal element of the Towered Italianate style, rises above the front entrance. The house is one of the few Towered Italianate homes in Central Illinois; similarly styled homes in the Springfield area include the George M. Brinkerhoff House and the Rippon-Kinsella House.[2]

The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places on August 16, 1984.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Maslauski, William (April 18, 1984). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Caldwell - Thomas House" (PDF). Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. Retrieved February 23, 2015.