City of Springfield, Illinois

James O. Langfelder - Mayor

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Virgil Hickox House

Virgil Hickox House

518 East Capitol Avenue, Springfield, IL


Builder-Virgil Hickox

Circa 1839 The Virgil Hickox House was built on land purchased from Paschal P. Enos in 1839. There have been numerous additions to the original 20’X40’ which featured an English basement. These additions accommodated an ever growing need for the Hickox family and their mercantile business on the site. The building has housed among other entities in its history; The Sangamo Club (1890) and Norb Andy’s Tabarin. Mr. Hickox was very active as manager in the 1858 U.S. Senate campaign of Stephen A. Douglas. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.