517 S. State St.
Street number prior to 1925: 443 State

John M. and Libbie G. Riley Baer built this Cross Gabled home in 1892. Their son was the noted politician and cartoonist John Miller Baer. John Miller Baer lived in the home from his birth in 1892 until his graduation from Lawrence University in 1909. Delia Smith was a domestic for the Baer family in 1896. John and Libbie still lived in the house in 1928.