Montgomery County Illinois History

George Blackman House Hillsboro Illinois

George Blackman/Evans House – Main Street – Hillsboro Illinois

Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places

The residence at 904 S. Main, in Which Idabel Evans lives and was reared and which has never passed outside her family's ownership, is listed on the National register of Historic Places.

Built in 1842-43 at a cost of $1, 226.92, the house was constructed by George Blackman, a cabinet-maker from Canton Mass.

The Blackman house is a 1 1/2 story, frame structure with a stone foundation and side gable roof. Details on the north and south sides of the house suggest that, originally, there may have been a porch on the rear similar to that on the front of the house.

The original structure was four rooms, with two rooms and a small porch added probably more than 100 years ago. Hiss Evans' mother and grandmother were reared in this house. George Blackman was the present owner's great-grandmother's first husband; her second was Harry Hunt, and the house passed down through Harry's daughter, to her daughter (Idabel's mother) and finally to Hiss Evans.

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