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Henry Ahrens House is located in Illinois
Henry Ahrens House
Location in Illinois
Henry Ahrens House is located in the United States
Henry Ahrens House
Location in the United States
Location 212 E. University Ave., Champaign, Illinois
Built 1893 (1893)
Architect Seely Brown
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+12-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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