City of Springfield, Illinois

James O. Langfelder - Mayor

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Price/Wheeler House

Price/Wheeler House

618 South 7th Street, Springfield, IL

Built in 1899, this building is a fine example of classical revival residential architecture as interpreted in Springfield at the turn-of-the-century. The house proper is a symmetrical, box-like cube, a popular form for Georgian revival houses. It has a hip roof typical of these as well as the usual over-size dormers and Palladian windows. But the two-story entrance portico with a rough ashlar base, Ionic columns, decorative frieze and dentiled cornice, clearly identifies this as an example of the loose interpretation of the grand classical style (rather than the more restrained Georgian revival) characteristic of early 20th century architecture. An off-center front door is the single exception to a perfectly symmetrical facade. This house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.