Welcome to the Lamon House


The Lamon House is a Greek Revival Cottage built in 1850 by Joseph and Melissa Beckwith Lamon.  The Lamon House is believed to be the oldest frame house in the Danville Area.   Joseph is the cousin of Ward Hill Lamon,  Lincoln's law partner and
bodyguard.  Melissa is the daughter of Dan Beckwith, who Danville is named for.   The home originally stood near downtown Danville on North Street, but was moved to its present location in Lincoln Park and was completely restored in the early 1980's.   The house is open Sundays from 1:30 to 4:30 (May thru October) or by appointment.

Bob O'Connor books on Ward Hill Lamon available at The Lamon House:

History  |  Moving the House  |  Virtual Tour  |  2016 Schedule

2007 WDAN interview with Bob O'Connor

The Lamon House
Vermilion County Museum Society
116 North Gilbert Street
Danville, Illinois 61832

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Background photo by Mike Helenthal - Danville Commercial-News