Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Barnes House

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Institution Name: Illinois College
Original/Historic Place Name: Barnes House
Location on Campus: 310 Lockwood Pl.
Date(s) of Construction:
1901original construction Shaw, Howard Van Doren
Designer: Howard Van Doren Shaw
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Colonial revival (Glossary)
Significance: architecture, culture, history
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: brick
Walls: brick, wood, lath and plaster
Roof: asphalt shingles
1901-present (2006)president's house

Barnes House is the presidential residence at Illinois College and one of the seven buildings on campus that are more than 100 years old. Noted Chicago architect Howard Van Doren Shaw designed the home, which reflects the Colonial Revival style. It is named for Clifford W. Barnes, the college's fifth president, and continues to provide a setting for formal receptions, elegant dinners, and large gatherings of special guests, alumni, trustees, and others.


Caine, L. Vernon. To Heights Beyond. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 1986.

Frank, Charles E. Pioneer's Progress: Illinois College, 1829-1979. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 1979.

Hopper, Doris Broehl. David A. Smith: Abolitionist, Patron of Learning, Prairie Lawyer. Jacksonville, IL: Branstiter Printing Company, 2003

Rammelkamp, Charles Henry. Illinois College--A Centennial History, 1829-1929. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1928.

Yeager, Iver F. Julian M. Sturtevant--1805-1886: President of Illinois College, Ardent Churchman, Reflective Author. Jacksonville, IL: Trustees of Illinois College, 1999.

Yeager, Iver F., ed. Sesquicentennial Papers--Illinois College. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 1982.


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