the blum houseThe Blum House's History with the Library

This turn of the century home which stands at 414 West Main Street adjacent to the Library was donated to the Board of Trustees of the Collinsville Memorial Library Center in 1997 by the Collinsville Building and Loan Association. 

The home was once the residence of the J. Henry Blum family who occupied the home until 1997. This family operated the Blum Mfg. Co. which manufactured cowbells.  More of the history of the Blum family and their legacy in Collinsville can be read on the Blum Cowbells Pages.

The House's first floor is being used for rental to individuals, organizations and businesses for meetings and social gatherings. It has also been used for special Library programming such as Art Shows, Book Club and Herbal Club meetings, and more. 

The Blum House, its’ furnishings, and artifacts are under the jurisdiction of the Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Valley Library District.