Underground Railroad Network
In 2001, the homestead was admitted to the Underground Railroad Network to the Freedom Program.
National Historic Landmark
The house is formally designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1997.
Daughters of the American Revolution
In 1976, the house is recognized by the Daughters of the American Revolution.
National Register Recognition
In 1973, the house is placed on the National Register of Historic Sites.
Restoration Process Begins
Later in 1970, and up until 1972, the home was restored. The building was raised 8 feet into the air by a professional house mover, and a new concrete block foundation was constructed with a brick facing on the outside (old bricks were used to keep the character). Steel I-beams
A grant was obtained in 1970 from the state of Illinois for $30,000, for the purpose of restoring the home.
Restoration Committee Formed
Concerned citizens of Princeton formed a Restoration Committee, and the home was saved from the bulldozer when the State of Illinois purchased it.
Between the years of 1951-1966, the home changed owners many times, and was also vacant for a number of years. The building deteriorated, and birds even nested inside.