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Henry Ahrens House
|Location||212 E. University Ave., Champaign, Illinois|
|Architectural style||Queen Anne|
|NRHP reference No.||11000845|
|Added to NRHP||November 22, 2011|
The Henry Ahrens House is a historic house located at 212 East University Avenue in Champaign, Illinois. The house was built in 1893 for local businessman Henry Ahrens; it still remains in his family. Architect Seely Brown, who ran a well-regarded practice in Champaign, designed the Queen Anne house. The 2 1⁄2-story house has an asymmetrical plan with a multi-component roof that includes both hipped and gabled sections. The gable ends are decorated with patterned wooden shingles, which are also used on a porch gable and the hood of a three-sided bay window. The wraparound front porch is supported by turned columns; brackets with scalloped and half-circle decorations adorn the tops of the columns.
The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 22, 2011.
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