Commented on & geotagged 34-FSA-14Sangamon County, IL
This is the Joseph C. Brunk House from the 1800's. Five generations of Brunk's lived in this home since starting in 1839. This home was built from a limestone quarry directly behind the house. The limestone quarry also supplied limestone to the Capitol Building. Rumor has it that Abraham Lincoln used to come out for the Morgan horses at this farm. This home was to be turned into the Brunk Morgan Horse Museum, but a fire in 2005 completely destroyed the home, leaving only the side two walls. The 1800's barn was left intact and still stands.
Commented on & geotagged 35-FSA-21Sangamon County, IL
The only structure remaining is the open shed in the back right of the photo. The house was demolished sometime in the 1990's. The white fence is still tucked away in weeds in delapidated condition. But the entire area still remains in trees. It has not been converted to farmland.
Commented on & geotagged 35-FSA-20Sangamon County, IL
This beautiful barn still stands. I used to feed the owner's horses in this barn. Sue Griffin and her husband who is a doctor have lived in the adjoining house for years. This barn is tucked off the road out of sight, but it's truly a gorgeous barn.
Commented on & geotagged 95-FML-11McLean County, IL
My grandpa (Robert Polley) was born in this house in 1924. Unfortunately, the house was tore down sometime in the last eight years. The barn still stands, and the driveway still makes that curve.
Commented on & geotagged 38-FLO-19Logan County, IL
All of the buildings on this side of the road are gone and turned into fields, but the house still stands!
Commented on & geotagged 38-FLO-18Logan County, IL
All of these structures are long gone. This is the 90-degree turn right before going into Lawndale coming from the southwest. The only remaining part of this picture is the solitary tree on the right side of the road along with the driveway. Everything else has been turned back to farmland.
Commented on & geotagged 38-FLO-21Logan County, IL
This property is currently used by Jack Knollenberg for his equipment storage. It sits right on Sugar Creek which floods constantly in the area to the north. The cattle are long gone, but most buildings still stand in various states of condition. The house has been gone since the late 1980's or early 1990's. Those oak trees on the right side are still growing strong in an un-used pasture.
Commented on & geotagged 39-FLO-15Logan County, IL
This is the Klokkenga Farm. The house and barn on the right are still standing. The leaning wooden barn in the middle was replaced with a Morton Shed.
Commented on & geotagged 39-FLO-14Logan County, IL
This is what we called The Gilchrist Place, although I don't think the Gilchrist's lived there (the house was rented out). This house and barn were always painted yellow. I remember this place always being run down, especially in the 1970's. The farmground to the left of the buildings always had water standing in the fields. Every single structure is now long gone and farmed over.
Commented on & geotagged 39-FLO-13Logan County, IL
This is the Lyle Wheeler farmstead. Lyle worked for Mr. Curtis out of Atlanta, Illinois, who was a large farmer at the time. His wife's name was Elsie. Jim Wheeler also lived here (Lyle's son). This property was always spotless, and to this day, it is one of the nicest properties on Lazy Row Road. Another large steel structure has been added.