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.
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