Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


President's House

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Institution Name: Eureka College
Original/Historic Place Name: Hieronymus House
Location on Campus: 711 S. Burgess St.
Date(s) of Construction:
ca. 1895original construction Hieronymous, R. E.
Designer: R. E. Hieronymous
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Victorian (Glossary)
Significance: architecture, history, religion
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: brick
Walls: wood
Roof: slate
1916-present (2006)president's house

The residence located at 711 S. Burgess St. is the home of the President of Eureka College and has been used, almost continuously, for this purpose since the college acquired the home in 1916. This Italianate style Victorian home was constructed in the mid-1890s by R. E. Hieronymous, a faculty member and later president of Eureka College. For years, the structure was simply known within the community by the name "Hieronymous House."

When large numbers of young men attended Eureka College as a result of G.I. Bill of Rights benefits, the increased demand for on-campus housing was met temporarily by using "Hieronymous House" as a men's residence hall.


Rodriguez, Junius P. "The Architecture of Eureka College." Woodford, IL: Eureka College, 2003.


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