George M. Brinkerhoff House

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George M. Brinkerhoff House
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George M. Brinkerhoff House is located in Illinois
George M. Brinkerhoff House
George M. Brinkerhoff House is located in the US
George M. Brinkerhoff House
Location1500 N. 5th St., Springfield, Illinois
Coordinates39°49′16″N 89°38′54″W / 39.82111°N 89.64833°W / 39.82111; -89.64833Coordinates: 39°49′16″N 89°38′54″W / 39.82111°N 89.64833°W / 39.82111; -89.64833
Arealess than one acre
Built1869 (1869)-70
ArchitectMyers, Elijah E.
Architectural styleItalian Villa
NRHP reference #78001186[1]
Added to NRHPDecember 18, 1978

The George M. Brinkerhoff House is a historic house located at 1500 North 5th Street in Springfield, Illinois. Businessman George M. Brinkerhoff commissioned the house in 1869; it was completed the following year. Architect Elijah E. Myers designed the Italian Villa style house. The ​2 12-story brick house features a Gothic-inspired tower on its southwest corner; the tower was originally four stories tall but was shortened in 1960. The house's design includes angled porches, brick quoins on the corners, bracketed eaves, a dentillated cornice, and Myers' signature ornamental rope trim. After Brinkerhoff died in 1928, Springfield College bought the house to serve as its main building.[2]

The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 18, 1978.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Russo, Edward J. (June 1, 1978). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: George M. Brinkerhoff House" (PDF). Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. Retrieved December 15, 2014.