Rippon-Kinsella House

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Rippon--Kinsella House
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Rippon-Kinsella House is located in Illinois
Rippon-Kinsella House
Rippon-Kinsella House is located in the United States
Rippon-Kinsella House
Location1317 N. Third St., Springfield, Illinois
Coordinates39°49′1″N 89°39′6″W / 39.81694°N 89.65167°W / 39.81694; -89.65167Coordinates: 39°49′1″N 89°39′6″W / 39.81694°N 89.65167°W / 39.81694; -89.65167
Arealess than one acre
Built1871 (1871)
Architectural styleClassical Revival, Italianate
NRHP reference No.92000073[1]
Added to NRHPFebruary 27, 1992

The Rippon-Kinsella House is a historic house located at 1317 North Third Street in Springfield, Illinois. The house was most likely built in 1871 for businessman John Rippon, Jr. Its original design was a simple Italianate plan; the style can still be seen in its bracketed eaves and its long arched windows with round hoods. Rippon sold the house in 1891, and after passing through several other owners it was bought by Richard "Dick" Kinsella in 1899. Kinsella ran a local wallpaper and paint business, worked as a scout for the New York Giants baseball team, and was a prominent Sangamon County Democrat. In 1905, Kinsella remodeled his house to incorporate Classical elements; the house's porch with Doric columns and its high-pitched roof were added at this time. Classical Revival architecture was popular in both new and remodeled houses in Springfield at the time, and the more traditional Italianate houses were well-suited to renovations; the house is one of the best-preserved examples of these hybrid designs.[2]

The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places on February 27, 1992.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ Russo, Edward J. (October 31, 1991). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Rippon-Kinsella House" (PDF). Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. Retrieved January 8, 2014.