Green City sits in between Kirskville and Milan, and has some interesting house stock, a small downtown, and several beautiful churches. Green Castle is a smaller town to the east of Green City; it possesses a few streets off of… Continue Reading
MILAN, Mo., town and county-seat of Sullivan County on the Quincy, Omaha and Kansas City and the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy railroads, about 100 miles east by north of Saint Joseph. It is in an agricultural and stock-raising region, and… Continue Reading
On a quiet country road, an old abandoned church sits, surrounded by a cemetery. The cemetery is well maintained, and still visited, but the church is no longer needed, so it sits abandoned, and open to the elements.
The road heading north from Shelbina into Shelbyville, the county seat, is lined with abandoned houses. An elevator dominates the east side of the road. Relatively isolated away from major highways, the town is still small. The courthouse, designed by… Continue Reading
Starting this week, I’m beginning a series called “Towns I saw on the weather map in college but never visited.” The first town is Shelbina, sitting on US Highway 36 in Shelby County. Its location on rail lines and the now… Continue Reading
Bloomington’s east side possesses a wealth of architecture, well maintained, healthy and classic. Here are some of the houses I saw. Heavy on the Italianate, and then on the Queen Anne Style, as many Illinois towns are, I was interested… Continue Reading
I stumbled upon the homes of the turn of the century wealthy residents in Bloomington, in the slightly amusingly named White Place, due east of downtown. It stretches from the Queen Anne Style to Spanish Revival, and its Nationa Register… Continue Reading
I finally made it over to Signal Hill, which sits in the undulating landscape of the bluffs that tower over the American Bottom opposite St. Louis. A wonderful, eclectic mix of houses greets the visitor.
Out near the western edges of the city, a certain Baron de Hodiamont lived in the early 19th Century. His house still survives, but his estate was developed over the years into what was a plush residential neighborhood. There’s the… Continue Reading