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July 30, 2008 / Bo Mackison

Architectural Beauty

Turn of the 20th Century Mansion, Quincy Illinois

Turn of the 20th Century Mansion, Quincy Illinois

Deatail of Roof, Including Wrought Iron Tulip Garden

Detail of Roof, Including Wrought Iron Tulip Garden

This house in part of a several block stretch of turn-of-the-20th Century homes built on Maine Street in Quincy Illinois. Each home is more fascinating than the last. I love the wrought iron detailing on the roof – can’t you just imagine a stately row of early spring tulips in bloom?

6 Comments

  1. pdenino / Jul 31 2008 8:51 am

    Dibs on the third floor for my studio…
    🙂

  2. Marcie / Jul 31 2008 10:57 am

    She’s definitely a ‘looker’! Lovely old lady. Great detail!

  3. amuirin / Jul 31 2008 11:56 am

    Yep, really great detail. I think it’s neat you take pictures of striking buildings. One of the things I’ve always loved to do is drive through the venerable, winding neighborhoods in Washington Park (portland) and just look at the houses. There’s some that look like they grew in their spot, little curved, organic looking cottages, then there’s the huge mansions that declare ‘I have lots of money, and I’m here to let you know’, and then there’s gems like this one. I wouldn’t want to have to maintain them, but they’re sure interesting to look at.

  4. montucky / Jul 31 2008 7:48 pm

    Beautiful old structures!

  5. Robin / Jul 31 2008 9:45 pm

    Wow! What a great house. It’s in wonderful shape, too.

  6. Gandalf / Aug 5 2008 1:25 pm

    Beautifully rich detail in the house. The craftmanship is truly remarkable.

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