Von Helms House

Helms House

July 29, 2014

The Italianate style Helms House at the corner of South Oregon and Pine streets in Jacksonville was built in 1878 by Table Rock Saloon owner Herman von Helms.  His original 1856 log cabin was incorporated as kitchen and pantry.  Von Helms had married Augusta Englebrecht in 1862, one day after they met.  Of their 9 children, only 5 survived to adulthood.  Three daughters died in typhoid epidemics; a fourth was murdered by her sister’s estranged husband.

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