Getting off of U.S. Highway 24 eastbound out of Peoria towards Washington, just to the north running parallel is Dutch Lane. It is one of those roads that is only a half mile north of sprawl, but is a hundred… Continue Reading
I returned to Washington, Illinois, and snapped a couple of quick photographs of the bank building on the square in downtown, which I realized I had not documented in a decade since these pictures. I also explored some of the… Continue Reading
I went back to Pleasantview Road in early August, to see how things were. Below, I was shocked to discover the old farmhouse, which I had been photographing for years, had vanished, despite receiving brand new storm windows and a… Continue Reading
Update: The house was destroyed sometime in the first half of 2019. It’s been a while since I’d photographed the house on Pleasantview Road, and I usually approached it from the south, and I was very surprised to see that… Continue Reading
The weather was weird in Princeton when we came through, but it is a really beautiful town, with a long history going back before the Civil War. It has two “downtowns,” one down by the county courthouse, and the other… Continue Reading
Seen on the side of Lowpoint-Washburn Elementary School.
Against all odds, the last of five cottonwood trees planted several generations ago is still alive. The debris from when it was hit by lightning has been cleaned up since 2016.
Things are looking good around the family farm, even if it has been a dry summer. The barns are now surrounded by grass and corn.
Located far up the Illinois River, where it bends to the east north of St. Louis, DePue sits on a lake off the main channel. The town has some amazing slipcovers on its old buildings in the downtown. This old… Continue Reading