Shrewsbury-Windle House - Photo by Susan Fleck

Shrewsbury-Windle House

The Shrewsbury-Windle House is a National Historic Landmark at the heart of the nationally significant historic district of the booming 19th Century Ohio River community of Madison, IN. Built by local merchant Charles Shrewsbury between 1846-49 and designed by notable architect Francis Costigan, it is widely recognized as an outstanding

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Gen. Lew Wallace Study and Museum

Gen. Lew Wallace Study and Museum

Before authoring the best selling novel “Ben Hur, A Tale of the Christ” in 1880, Lew Wallace had a successful military career as a Union General during and after the Civil War. His retirement years spent writing afforded him the opportunity in 1895-98 to build his “pleasure house for my

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Keokuk Union Depot - Neal Vogel photo

Keokuk Union Depot

In 2011 the City of Keokuk, Iowa, acquired the Keokuk Union Depot from Pioneer Railcorp for the purpose of historic preservation and community use and leased the associated real estate for 99 years. Erected in 1891, the building was designed by the Chicago architectural firm Burnham and Root. It is

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Grant County Courthouse Murals

Grant Co. Courthouse Murals

The Grant County Courthouse is in Elbow Lake, Minnesota, the county seat of Grant County, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. After a lengthy political and legal battle to secure the county seat for their developing community in the late 19th Century, the citizens of Elbow Lake

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Fishtown

Fishtown

The Leland River connects Lake Leelanau with Lake Michigan, and the short expanse between its 12-foot waterfall and the mouth of the river serves as a natural harbor. Long called Carp River by locals, the river was rapidly employed by early settlers in the 19th century as a commercial fishing

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Edwards Place - Springfield, IL

Edwards Place

Edwards Place is the home of the Springfield Art Association, a longstanding community visual art education organization in Illinois’ capital city. But it is also the oldest home in Springfield, built in 1833 by Thomas Houghan. In 1843 it was purchased by Benjamin Edwards, a prominent local attorney and youngest

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Arrow Rock Sites House

IOOF Lodge, Masonic Lodge, Sites House & Gun Shop

Founded in 1829 on the flint-bearing bluffs overlooking the Missouri River Valley near a ferry crossing of the Santa Fe Trail, the historic Village of Arrow Rock boomed in the early 19th century, but with the shift of the river, two devastating fires, and an economy that depended heavily on

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