Springfield Chapter NSDAR
Springfield, Illinois

Elijah Iles Marker in Springfield, Illinois


Elijah Iles House brick
September 1997Springfield Chapter was among the first in 1997 to buy a brick; the sales of which resulted in the initial capital for the restoration of the Elijah Iles House. A brick inscribed with "NSDAR SPFLD. CHAPTER" was placed in December 2006. Elijah Iles, the third owner of the house, is fondly known as the "Father of Springfield". The home, now located at 628 S. Seventh Street, was built by 1828, and is the oldest documented house in Springfield, Illinois. A charter member of our chapter was Mary Lewis. Her mother, Cordelia Iles, was Elijah's niece.







All photos by: Lynda Kerstein

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