|Address:||205 East Gambier Street|
|Architectural Style:||Greek Revival|
|Year Built:||c. 1850, altered c. 1920s|
|Original Owner:||Senator Jesse B. Thomas|
Though little is known about the history of this home, it is found that Senator Jesse B. Thomas originally acquired the lot where this painted brick Greek Revival home stands. Thomas, who served as Senator of Illinois from 1818-1829, and his wife Rebecca, owned several properties along East Gambier Street beginning in the 1830s when they first settled together in Mount Vernon.
This house endured major renovations in the 1920s including upper and lower front porch additions and a first floor picture window. In 1968, the porch additions were again removed and the present portico was built featuring thin ionic columns, as a copy from the house at 207 East Gambier Street.