James Millikin House

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James Millikin House
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James Millikin House is located in Illinois
James Millikin House
James Millikin House is located in the US
James Millikin House
Location 125 N. Pine St., Decatur, Illinois
Coordinates 39°50′31″N 88°58′1″W / 39.84194°N 88.96694°W / 39.84194; -88.96694Coordinates: 39°50′31″N 88°58′1″W / 39.84194°N 88.96694°W / 39.84194; -88.96694
Area 5 acres (2.0 ha)
Built 1876 (1876)
Architectural style Second Empire, Italianate
NRHP reference # 74000765[1]
Added to NRHP December 3, 1974

The James Millikin House is a historic house located at 125 N. Pine St. in Decatur, Illinois. The house was built in 1876 for James Millikin, a wealthy Decatur businessman who later founded Millikin University. The house has a towered Italianate design which has been called the "most imposing Victorian remnant" in Decatur. A mansard roof on the tallest tower provides a Second Empire influence to the design. The house's interior decorations include colored marble fireplaces, art glass windows, and a fresco above the main staircase.[2]

The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 3, 1974.[1] Millikin University currently owns the house, which is open to the public as a museum.[3]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Kapp, Lucien C. (May 1, 1974). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: James Millikan Home" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved June 14, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Welcome to the James Millikan Homestead". James Millkin Homestead, Inc. Retrieved June 14, 2014. 

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