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Bunn-Sankey House

Bunn-Sankey House

1001 South 6th Street, Springfield, IL

The George W. Bunn House at 1001 South Sixth Street was built in the Queen Anne (Half-Timbered) style in 1883 for Sara Bunn Jones and her husband, Frank Jones. The house is located in an area south of the Springfield central business district that was known as “Aristocracy Hill”. The house is irregular in shape, clapboard sided and has hipped and gable roofs covered with asphalt shingles. The gable ends of the roof feature half-timbering and stucco. The main part of the house has a brick foundation. The house has a front gabled porch with Ionic columns and a wood railing. The porch cornice and gable end of its roof have classically styled, decorative features. The porch has a stone foundation. Part of the front porch is covered by an extension of the second story. The rear porch is also enclosed under the second story, and is framed in with lattice-work. Most of the windows in the house are 1/1 double-hung. There are four wide, patterned brick chimneys with corbeled caps.

After the turn of the century, a two story hipped roof wing was built on the south side of the house. It contains sun rooms at each level with a series of casement type windows on three sides. On the corners of this wing are applied Ionic columns at the first floor level. Aside from this addition, it appears that there have been few, if any, changes in the house since its original construction. The Bunn-Sankey House has local landmark status.