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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Italianate [Updated]

italianate.jpg

Sixth and Jackson, Springfield, Illinois. I read once that this was the last standing Italianate building in Springfield.

Update: I heard from Russ of Springfield Rewind. The place is known as the Booth House. He has a photo of another angle from 1918 (mouse over the photo to see a current shot). Thank you, Russ. I was hoping you'd have something to say about this place.

Posted by Marie at August 21, 2007 12:01 AM

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Joliet still has at least one that I'm aware of:

http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/ampage?collId=hhdatapage&fileName=il/il0500/il0584/data/hhdatapage.db&recNum=265
http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/ampage?collId=hhdatapage&fileName=il/il0500/il0584/data/hhdatapage.db&recNum=266

Edwin Porter was a brewery tycoon, whose son built the house we live in now. Edwin Porter's house has been subdivided into apartments but the exterior still has a lot of its old beauty.

Posted by: Pete at August 21, 2007 9:34 AM

Looks like it's been modernized a tad.

Posted by: Rob at August 21, 2007 10:12 AM