John Marshall House Museum

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John Marshall House Site
John Marshall House Museum.jpg
The recreated John Marshall House
John Marshall House Museum is located in Illinois
John Marshall House Museum
John Marshall House Museum is located in the US
John Marshall House Museum
Nearest city Old Shawneetown, Illinois
Coordinates 37°41′39″N 88°8′11″W / 37.69417°N 88.13639°W / 37.69417; -88.13639Coordinates: 37°41′39″N 88°8′11″W / 37.69417°N 88.13639°W / 37.69417; -88.13639
Area 35 acres (14 ha)
Built 1819 (1819)
NRHP reference # 75000659[1]
Added to NRHP January 21, 1975
1934 photograph of the original 19th century house

The John Marshall House Museum is a historic house museum located in Old Shawneetown, Illinois. The museum is a historically inaccurate reproduction of the John Marshall House, which was located at the site until 1974; the original house was demolished so that the reproduction could be constructed. The original house was built in the early 19th century for banker John Marshall, who ran the first bank in the Illinois Territory.[2] At the time of its demolition, the house was one of the oldest surviving brick buildings in Illinois.[3]

The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 15, 1972, but this designation failed to prevent its destruction eighteen months later.[3] Nevertheless, the original foundation remained, and the site retained significant integrity as a historical archaeological site.[3] As a result, the site itself qualified to be re-listed on the National Register in January 1975.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Attractions". Discover Southeastern Illinois. Gallatin County Tourism Committee. Retrieved January 22, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c Farrar, William G. National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: John Marshall House Site. National Park Service, 1974-11-22, 3.