This building used to be Italianate, but somewhere along the line it was re-skinned in order to cover the older architecture. Too bad that it can’t be brought back one day.
My parents and I could have sworn people were living in this house less than a year ago. Sadly, it seems the depopulation of Small Town America is continuing.
Update: Demolished sometime before the summer of 2017. The historic Maple Lawn Homes in Eureka, Illinois has at its centerpiece this graceful mansion where all the residents once lived. Read a little about its history here. Word is that the… Continue Reading
Update: Almost ten years later, in August of 2018, it was still standing with much of the undergrowth and trees removed. I have been documenting the house in the intervening years. I had seen this abandoned farmstead on Old Highway… Continue Reading
I revisited the old diner at the intersection of I-74 and the road that heads north to Eureka, Illinois. At sunset, the setting is a dramatic scene, indeed.
I wonder if it was intentional or not, but I had to stop and take a picture of these red, blue, yellow and green tractors and mowers parked alongside a highway near Eureka, Illinois.