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From the Vault: South Main Street, Palmyra

Heading south down the Mississippi River, I realized that I had never posted all of my photographs of Palmyra from July of 2008, having only done one post on the churches of the county seat of Marion County. But it’s an interesting town, so here they are now; first we’ll look at the houses on South Main Street.

The house below interested me; it is Italianate in form, but there is something about the mortar work that is odd.

There is the nice detail under the windows of the two story bay window.

There is also a nice example of a small Italianate cottage.

And there are several examples of Italianate country homes.

This house below from the Historic American Buildings Survey shows a house of similar appearance to the one above, but I don’t think it’s the same one. It’s a great example of a transition from the Greek Revival to the Italianate. I suspect it was close to Main Street.

Brick House, Palmyra, Marion County, Historic American Buildings Survey, Library of Congress, HABS MO,64-PALM,1–1

Another house in Palmyra shows the beauty of the Greek Revival.

John Warden Russell House, Palmyra, Marion County, Historic American Buildings Survey, Library of Congress, HABS MO,64-PALM,2–1

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