Perhaps one of my most popular posts of all time, especially for one outside of St. Louis, is my original look at the Elms Restaurant in El Paso, Illinois, right on U.S. Highway 24.
The obvious changes are that many of the windows on the second floor, and all of the windows and doors on the first floor are now boarded up. I would say the cupola has been battered by the elements since 2012, as well.
I’m glad the town of El Paso is not choosing to demolish this beautiful house, which is such a great centerpiece of the community’s history.
But I understand that weather and time have a way of vetoing humans’ choices.
And unfortunately, I don’t have any way to help move this house and its accompanying restaurant building back into the occupied and renovated category.