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josys36
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Would like to find more information.

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I was able to purchase what is known as the James S. Thompson home in rural IL. The home is in rural IL. The previous owners were very good with the house, but they really didn't know much about who built the home. I have been doing research on the family and have learned a great deal. However, I have not been able to find out much on the builders of the home. My next door neighbour had said that he thought the home may have been a plan purchased and then built. The home was built in 1857, I'm hoping that an expert in Italianate homes will see this post and maybe has seen this house before. I've attached a few pictures. Please let me know if you can point me in the correct direction.

On a funny note this house was noted as having the finest outdoor toilet in western IL. The 1857 outhouse in brick is still here and seats 4. There is a original washhouse, wood house and play house that are all from 1857. The walls in the house are all of brick. Interior walls are also of very thick brick. When the house got central heating all the radiator pipes had to be added on the outside of the walls. After when the house was electrified the same was done with all the wires.

Thanks!

Jason
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pqtex
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I'm no help on your request, but just wanted to tell you how pretty your house is!
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My great-grandparents' 1913 farmhouse

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SkipW
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I'm with pqtex, what a lovely home!
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josys36
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Thanks much! I love the place a lot myself.

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1857, notable outhouse.... *swoon* - all this comes from a living historian..... love your historic house!!!
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josys36
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I guess I will have to post a picture of the outhouse. :)

Jason

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josys36 wrote:I guess I will have to post a picture of the outhouse. :)

Jason
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josys36
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Here is a pic of the famous outhouse. :)

Seats 4.
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Built like a brick sh*thouse I'd say :D
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