Weekend Fire Destroys Historic Central Illinois Home - Wandtv.com, NewsCenter17, StormCenter17, Central Illinois News-

Weekend Fire Destroys Historic Central Illinois Home

Posted:
LILLY - A weekend fire heavily damaged a historic central Illinois home that was once an inn for circuit-riding lawyers such as Abraham Lincoln.

According to historians, the inn was an overnight stop for lawyers traveling between Bloomington, Peoria, and Danvers during the mid-19th century.

Firefighters fought the flames for seven hours.  Mackinaw Fire Protection District Chief Joseph Warrick said that he believes the fire was electrical.  No one was injured.

Powered by WorldNow

904 South Side Drive
Decatur, IL 62521
Primary Phone: 217-424-2500
Primary Email: news@wandtv.com

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014, WorldNow and WAND. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms