The Residence of John McLean

Updated: Oct 25, 2021


The home was built in 1885 by John McLean Circuit Clerk of Montgomery County.
The home was built in 1885 by John McLean Circuit Clerk of Montgomery County.
Garden Party at the Rice Miller home located on School Street in Hillsboro.
Winifred Miller and guests at a garden party held at the Miller home on School Street.

Located at 405 School Street, the home was built in 1885 by John McLean Circuit Clerk of Montgomery County. Rice Miller purchased the home from McLean. Rice was President of Hillsboro Coal Company and the home stayed in the Miller family until the early 1970's. No date in listed with the garden party photo. The home photo shown at the top was found in the corner stone of Edison School. Edison was built a couple years after McLean built his home.

Location of the Rice Miller home on School Street in Hillsboro. Marked with red X.
Location of the Rice Miller home on School Street in Hillsboro. Marked with red X.

This 1912 map shows the location of the Miller home on School Street. The home is next door to the Challacombe house. Today the Hillsboro Methodist Church sits on the West side of the Miller home. The Hough family currently occupies this historic home.

East side of the home - Photo from 1960's
West side of the home - Photo from 1960's
Carriage House - 1960's
 

In November 2018 the home was listed for sale. Here are a few photos from the real estate listing.


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Jeff Dunn

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