OldHouses.com logo

Listing No. 9062

More Old Houses

From The Archives

Open To The Public

1856 Cottage

Bryant Cottage State Historic Site

Bryant Cottage was built in 1856 by Francis E. Bryant (1818-1889), a friend and political ally of Senator Stephen A. Douglas. According to Bryant family tradition, on the evening of July 29, 1858, Douglas and Abraham Lincoln conferred in the parlor of this house to plan the famous Lincoln-Douglas Debates. The picturesque one-story, four-room wood frame cottage has been "restored" and is interpreted as an example of a middle-class life in mid-nineteenth-century Illinois. The furniture on display is of the Renaissance Revival style, appropriate for a small-town family of the mid-nineteenth century.

Scroll down for more information

Bryant Cottage

Like This Listing?

Contact Information

Phone: 217-678-8184

www.bement.com/about-bement/bement-history/visit-bryant-cottage-state-historic-site

Tell 'em you saw it on OldHouses.com!

Accessibility and hours

Open:
March-May, Th-Su 9-5 pm
June-Labor Day in September, We-Su 9-5 pm
Post Labor Day in September-October, Th-Su 9-5 pm
November-February, Th-Su 9-4 pm

The cottage is accessible to persons with disabilities. The site hosts portions of a variety of locally sponsored events throughout the year.

For more information on Bryant Cottage visit: www.bement.com/bryant.htm

Bryant Cottage is located at 146 E. Wilson Ave., Bement, IL.

Archived in November, 2011

Comments & Feedback

All information deemed reliable but not guaranteed and should be independently verified. All properties are subject to prior sale, change or withdrawal. OldHouses.com is not responsible for any typographical errors, misinformation, misprints and shall be held totally harmless.

Listing No. 9062

More Old Houses

Like This Listing?

You can't buy it, but you can visit.

Contact Information

Phone: 217-678-8184

www.bement.com/about-bement/bement-history/visit-bryant-cottage-state-historic-site

Tell 'em you saw it on OldHouses.com!

Your Feedback

Help & Support.

Return to Top
Pinterest
[X]