The Road: Further Along

Fine Victorian, Chenowa, Illinois.

Chenowa is further east along Rte. 24 from El Paso, but not too far. I know nothing about this house other than it caught my eye. It is not unusual, when driving through small country hamlets, to see a house, or a couple of them, much grander than everything else in town. I wonder what enterprise brought the owners to prosperity, and how things have fared for them over the years. In most of the villages surrounded by endless fields of corn or soybeans, my suspicion is that farming was what made them rich. Of course, it could just be that rich gangsters or industrialists from elsewhere wanted to be the big frog in these tiny municipalities.

This house was meticulously maintained, as were the grounds.


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