I last photographed Washington, Illinois back in August of 2019, and I was passing through so I thought I was take a look around. My grandfather helped dig the basement of the church above with his team of horses back in the early Twentieth Century. This house nearby unfortunately has suffered a recent fire. I…
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Washington, Illinois, August 2019
Update: I went back in March of 2022. 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 side streets, where there are some fantastic…
Building Unearthed, Town Square, Washington, Illinois
I know for a fact that years ago this unique facade had been completely obscured by re-skins, and from the looks of it, there might be more surprises on the left side of the building.
Damaged Barn Still Standing, Washington, Illinois
Update: The barn has been demolished. Somehow, perhaps merely for sentimental reasons, the owner of the severely damaged, but historic barn on the edge of the sprawl in Washington, Illinois, has kept it still standing.
Barn, Washington, Illinois
Update: The barn was still standing in 2013 but it is now gone. A barn I featured last year has fallen on hard times. I don’t know if it was hit by storm, or if it’s being torn down. My father informed me it would be a great loss, as the structure of the barn, built…
Interesting Details, Glendale Cemetery
I first visited Glendale Cemetery back in 2009 and this time I took a closer look.
Cemetery Road Bridge, Washington, Illinois
I have driven over this bridge dozens of times, and only recently did I realize how interesting a bridge it really was. Glendale Cemetery holds the oldest graves in the town of Washington, and this bridge, from the last quarter of the Nineteenth Century, is on the National Register of Historic Places. Constructed of cut…
Conrad Stormer Statue, Glendale Cemetery, Washington, Illinois
You can’t miss this monument in Glendale Cemetery; set off by itself, and unique among the funerary monuments in the area. Conrad Stormer was a successful lumber mill owner, and his statue is bedecked with various accouterments of his trade. Above, Stormer holds an axe to his side, referring to his lumberjacking. I have no…
Stating the Obvious
Has the average driver in America become so self-absorbed and lazy that this sign below?the red left hand turn arrow is actually needed?