The Blum House, which was given to the Library Board by the Collinsville Building and Loan in 1997, is located adjacent to the Collinsville Memorial Public Library Center. Since the Library took ownership of the home of the Blum Family, the owners of the Blum Cowbell Factory which was closed in the 1950s, tens of thousands of dollars have been put into the house to make it a pleasant place for the public to use by adding a lift for people who have difficulty climbing stairs, a new restroom on the first level and new decoration on the first level.
Now the focus is on the outside of the house. Windows, siding, gutters, outside stairs, railings, front porch and the roof are all having their share of attention. The workmen are busy bringing the outside to a beautiful appearance on our Main Street.
The House is a perfect place to hold a party, a shower, a wedding or any social or organizational function that you would like. The Blum House Book Club meets there on the last Wednesday of every month and every weekend is a bustle of activity of one sort or another.
Gary Clark, the Blum House manager, would love to help you pick a date and help set up an event for you at the House. Visit this web page for phone numbers http://www.collinsvillelibrary.org/blumhouse.htm .