Morgan-Wells House

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Morgan-Wells House
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Morgan-Wells House
Morgan-Wells House is located in Illinois
Morgan-Wells House
Morgan-Wells House is located in the US
Morgan-Wells House
Location421 Jersey St., Quincy, Illinois
Coordinates39°55′52″N 91°24′32″W / 39.93111°N 91.40889°W / 39.93111; -91.40889Coordinates: 39°55′52″N 91°24′32″W / 39.93111°N 91.40889°W / 39.93111; -91.40889
Area0.6 acres (0.24 ha)
Architectural styleItalianate
NRHP reference #77000471[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 16, 1977

The Morgan-Wells House, also known as the Norwood-Morgan-Wells House, was added to the United States National Register of Historic Places on November 16, 1977.[1] The house was located at 421 Jersey Street in the Adams County city of Quincy, Illinois. This Italianate structure was built in 1860 onto another structure by Edward Wells. The original building, which was later the rear of the house, was constructed in 1853 by J.E. Norwood, a pork packer. Quincy banker Lorenzo Bull, who owned the home by 1901, gave it to the Cheerful Home Association and it became the first licensed children's home in the state of Illinois in 1901. In 1933 the YWCA purchased the home for $10.[2]

On October 17, 2016, the Quincy City Council approved a demolition permit for the Morgan-Wells House to allow the expansion of offices for the local newspaper. The Herald-Whig subsequently took title to the house and promptly demolished it.[3]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Norwood/Morgan/Wells House Archived 2007-02-03 at the Wayback Machine., Quincy's Local Landmarks and Historic Districts, City of Quincy, Official site. Retrieved Jan. 2007.
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