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William H. Van Epps Residence

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 27 August 2019 in Architecture and Portfolio.

This Italianate Victorian home was built circa 1855 for William H. Van Epps, a highly regarded and influential merchant and statesman once nominated for Illinois Lieutenant Governor. The house, located at 212 S. Ottawa Avenue in Dixon, Illinois, sits directly across the street from the Lee County Courthouse Square, where a boulder marks the location of Abraham Lincoln’s July 1856 speech. Listed on National Register of Historic Places, the exterior of this grand home features Corinthian porch columns, windows with keystone accents, decorated attic windows, an elaborate cornice with brackets and dentils, and a mansard roof.

Photo captured July 14, 2019.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 200 37 mm (35mm equiv.)

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By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Magnificent building. I like its red bricks and style.

27 Aug 2019 5:08am

yoshimiparis from France

this Victorian architecture is decidedly pretty. the building is also perfectly maintained and it's beautiful to see
Thank you for its history

27 Aug 2019 5:23am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

The old architecture is beautiful. At that time, it was time to build houses that were not just houses, but decorate their own surroundings.

27 Aug 2019 5:38am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Well captured nice old house.

27 Aug 2019 6:06am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Magnifique bâtisse , très belle architecture d'epoque !

27 Aug 2019 7:01am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Belle bâtisse et de jolies couleurs pour cette composition.
Bonne journée Steven

27 Aug 2019 7:01am

Martine Girard from France

Magnifique maison avec de belles couleurs.

27 Aug 2019 7:13am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

Encore une belle bâtisse
JP

27 Aug 2019 7:25am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Ah, those were the days . .

27 Aug 2019 7:57am

Rose from CLINTON, United States

That sure is a beauty!

27 Aug 2019 9:05am

Dreams come true from Utrecht, Netherlands

Beautiful architecture and a historical place to visit.

27 Aug 2019 9:28am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Great architecture and nice light.

27 Aug 2019 9:55am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Gorgeous brick wall !

27 Aug 2019 10:28am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

Beau

27 Aug 2019 11:19am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

This is a superb look at this magnificent building. 5*

27 Aug 2019 11:37am

willy from Belgium

un superbe cliché de ce bâtiment magnifique

have a nice day Steven

27 Aug 2019 1:42pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I like the warm light. A magnificent building. Excellent point of view

27 Aug 2019 1:54pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Un grand merci
quelle résidence et image quel rendu brique superbe
Amitié

27 Aug 2019 2:11pm

Devi from Chennai, India

A very impressive building !! And thank you for the history on the building :)))

27 Aug 2019 2:42pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

lovely house, well captured

27 Aug 2019 4:07pm

Remus from Portugal

It's a building with a mixture of elements that works well as a whole.
Once again, it's a very well maintained place.

27 Aug 2019 4:51pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A marvelous residence that shows such good character and wonderful design.

27 Aug 2019 5:35pm

London Caller from United Kingdom

I like the tall window design, you can get optimum daylight in the house.
The rear extension is interesting too, it's made of timber?!

27 Aug 2019 6:23pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful composition & colors!
Lovely architecture.

27 Aug 2019 6:59pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Joli bâtiment en briques... Très belle architecture.

27 Aug 2019 7:46pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

This is magnificent house. I love the architecture. It is beautifully decorated. It has superb design.

27 Aug 2019 9:32pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Wonderful building beautifully rendered by you. It appears to be for sale, so I hope it is purchased by a conservation minded buyer with the resources to preserve and maintain it.

27 Aug 2019 11:06pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Wow, that's a gorgeous old house! A very stately one indeed.

28 Aug 2019 12:05am

The Yum List from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

This building is beautifully kept. That red brick is striking.

28 Aug 2019 12:33am

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

I'll take it! :-) What a wonderful looking home, and such lovely color in your photo!

28 Aug 2019 2:02am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Beautiful historic Victorian home. Nice shot.

28 Aug 2019 2:46am

Roland Theys from gerpinnes, Belgium

The old architecture is beautiful, magnifique!

29 Aug 2019 6:30am

yo from Ile de France, France

Magnifique résidence bien entretenue !

2 Sep 2019 7:16pm