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West Union, Iowa

West Union is the county seat of Fayette County, and thus has a larger amount of large houses that you would expect in such a town. Many are well-preserved or restored, including this rare shingle-style house below. The main square… Continue Reading

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Princeton, Illinois

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

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North 14th Street and the Skinny Block, Hyde Park

I find the idiosyncrasies of the St. Louis street grid fascinating, and Hyde Park may have most. Take the “skinny block” in between Klein and 14th. Perhaps it was originally a market, but it soon acquired a series of tenements… Continue Reading