Architectural Beauty

Turn of the 20th Century Mansion, Quincy Illinois

Turn of the 20th Century Mansion, Quincy Illinois © 2008 Bo Mackison

Deatail of Roof, Including Wrought Iron Tulip Garden

Detail of Roof, Including Wrought Iron Tulip Garden © 2008 Bo Mackison

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?

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  1. pdenino says:

    Dibs on the third floor for my studio…

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

  3. 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. Beautiful old structures!

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

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

  7. This looks like the mansion on main St, in Carmi Illinois

  8. there is a similar, if not the same house on orchard street in chicago the 2400 block.

  9. Jamie Foster says:

    I live in Quincy and this is my favorite of all of the beautiful homes here. I always tell my hubby that this one is mine. It is not very far from the Newcomb-Stillwell mansion that is the Museum…Quincy has wonderful architecture!!!

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