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Genre/Form: History
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Drury, John, 1898-
Old Illinois houses.
Springfield, 1948 [©1941]
(OCoLC)802300915
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Drury; Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
ISBN: 0226165523 9780226165523
OCLC Number: 1155344
Notes: "The contents of this book appeared originally as a series of weekly articles in the Chicago daily news, starting in 1941."
Description: xv, 220 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Part I. Southern Illinois. Oldest Illinois House: Jean Baptiste Saucier home, Cahokia --
French colonial architecture: the Creole house, Prairie du Rocher --
Territorial landmark: Pierre Ménard house, Kaskaskia --
Illinois' oldest brick house: Nicholas Jarrot mansion, Cahokia --
On the Ohio: John Marshall house, Shawneetown --
Survivor of English prairie: Gibson Harris house, Albion --
In the Georgian manner: George French house, Albion --
"Old Ranger" lived here: Governor Reynolds house, Belleville --
It was Unionville then: William B. Collins house, Collinsville --
"Living museum": John M. Robinson house, Carmi --
The Captain's mansion: Benjamin Godfrey residence, Equality --
Home of the quadroon girl: Basil Silkwood house, Mulkeytown --
Birthplace of the great commoner: Charles A. Galigher house, Cairo --
Part II. Central Illinois. English architecture: James Hobson house, near Carrollton --
A pioneer editor's home: John Russell house, near Eldred --
"Walnut Hall": Henry T. Rainey house, Carrollton --
Only a few left: James Rennels cabin, Charleston --
A famous stepmother lived here: Sarah Lincoln house, near Charleston --
Birthplace of a journalist: Melville E. Stone house, Hudson --
His father was famous, too: Elbert Hubbard house, Hudson --
Home of a city founder: Jesse Fell house, Normal --
A literary shrine: Richard Hovey house, Normal --
Victorian mansion: Joseph W. Fifer house, Bloomington --
A vice-president lived here: Adlai E. Stevenson house, Bloomington --
Home of a Supreme Court justice: David Davis house, Bloomington --
Mansion in a cornfield: William R. Duncan house, near Towanda --
Quincy museum: John Wood house, Quincy --
A cabinet member lived here: Orville Hickman Browning house, Quincy --
Candlelight and crinoline: Joseph Duncan house, Jacksonville --
Cradle of modern dentistry: Dr. Greene Vardiman Black house, Jacksonville --
House of art: Julius E. Strawn home, Jacksonville --
A famous balcony: Dr. William Fithian house, Danville --
Lincoln sipped here: Reason Hooten house, Danville --
Here lived "Uncle Joe": Joseph G. Cannon house, Danville --
The "Mansion house": Joseph Smith home, Nauvoo --
In a French communist utopia: Icarian apartment house, Nauvoo --
On Lake Peoria: John Reynolds house, Peoria --
The New Orleans influence: Christopher C. Sturtevant house, Beardstown --
Adobe construction: Andrew Cunningham house, near Virginia --
Hudson River gothic: Albert B. Austin house, Paris --
A world shrine: Abraham Lincoln house, Springfield --
Official home of Illinois governors: The Executive Mansion, Springfield --
Art museum and social center: Benjamin S. Edwards house, Springfield --
Home of a poet: Vachel Lindsay house, Springfield --
Fancy Creek farmhouse: George Power home, Cantrall --
In the Spoon River country: Newton Walker house, Lewistown --
A poet's boyhood home: Edgar Lee Masters house, Petersburg --
Where Lincoln and Douglas agreed: Francis E. Bryant house, Bement --
On the University of Illinois campus: Herbert W. Mumford house, Urbana --
Decatur Art Institute: James Millikin house, Decatur --
Part III. Northern Illinois. On an island in the Mississippi: George Davenport house, Rock Island --
Cabin on the Rock River: Alexander Charters house, Dixon --
Literary settlement: Jonathan Kennicott house, Kennicott's Grove --
Early communistic community: Bishop Hill Colony house, Bishop Hill --
Birthplace of a sculptor: Lorado Taft house, Elmwood --
Classical masterpiece: John H. Swartout house, Waukegan --
When Lincoln visited Evanston: Julius White house, Evanston --
"Rest cottage": Frances E. Willard house, Evanston --
Northwest Territory museum: Charles G. Dawes house, Evanston --
"Craigie Lea": Andrew MacLeish house, Glencoe --
Underground station: Owen Lovejoy house, Princeton --
Home of a poet's brother: John H. Bryant house, Princeton --
"Keepsake cottage": Herma Clark house, Princeton --
Home of an abolitionist leader: John Hossack house, Ottawa --
On the North bluff: W.H.L. Wallace house, Ottawa --
Library in a mansion: William Reddick house, Ottawa --
Queen Anne style mansion: John D. Caton house, Ottawa --
Above the river: Edward C. Hegeler house, La Salle --
Historical museum: William A. Tanner house, Aurora --
Workman's cottage: Carl Sandburg house, Galesburg --
Eccentric inventor's home: Fred Francis house, Kewanee --
The octagon mode: Warren Clark house, Mendota --
In a picturesque community: John Deere house, Grand Detour --
Amid unusual rural beauty: Jane Addams house, Cedarville --
Abode of a statesman: Elihu B. Washburne house, Galena --
A gift from the people: Ulysses S. Grant house, Galena --
"The Larches": Allan Pinkerton house, near Onarga --
Swiss cottage: Robert H. Tinker house, Rockford --
"Indian terrace": Goodyear Asa Sanford house, Rockford --
Fox River French chateau: Mark Dunham house, Wayne --
Birthplace of a novelist: Ernest Hemingway house, Oak Park --
"Ganymede": Wallace Heckman house, near Oregon --
In Lilacia Park: William R. Plum house, Lombard --
Architectural landmark: Frank Lloyd Wright house, Oak Park.
Series Title: Occasional publications (Illinois State Historical Society); Illinois State Historical Society.; Publication
Other Titles: Chicago daily news (Chicago, Ill. : 1875)
Responsibility: by John Drury.

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