William Florville

William De Fleurville, an African-American barber, owned this property during Lincoln's time. Lincoln helped de Fleurville, known as "Billy the Barber" obtain a replacement deed for this property, and he also paid the property taxes while de Fleurville was living in Springfield. IN the late 1890's, Robert Loudon, a local businessman who owned a foundry and machine shop, built these apartment flats. They have since been converted into condominium units that now go by the name "The Bloomington".

Looking for Lincoln wayside exhibits tell the stories of Lincoln’s life and times in Illinois.  Each wayside exhibit tells a unique Lincoln story and a local story.  Many of the waysides share little known stories about Lincoln and the individuals he interacted with.  There are over 260 Looking for Lincoln waysides in the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area.    

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Address: 624 N. Main St. Bloomington, Illinois 61701