The house was built in 1885 for Richard Morris Knox, a veteran of the American Civil War. It is one of the state's finest and most elaborate examples of the Eastlake style. This house is actually currently lived in. It's in pretty rough shape and needs some TLC if it has any chance of survival.
As Carrollton inched towards the 20th century, the days of open fields, grazing animals and rows of crops started to disappear. Descendants of the early pioneers no longer felt the desire to run farms and dairies upon their family land. It was hard work and with Carrollton growing into much more than a little town on the outskirts of New Orleans, opportunities for employment became available that had not been an option for their ancestors. The new generation realized that real estate was the best profit and most families divided their land to build rentals like this beauty on Leonidas to supplement their incomes.
In this post Katrina world I often think, my god, when will the never ending sounds of construction finally silence? It has only recently occurred to me that the clamor of construction in the slow but steady town of Carrollton has been going at a persistent bang for more than 100 years. Rome wasn't built in a day and Carrollton won't be either.
The Old Stone Church" c1780. Lebanon Presbyterian Church, then called Jackson Creek Church, was built right in the middle of the turmoil of the Revolutionary War. In fact, due to Lord Cornwallis having his headquarters in nearby Winnsboro and a skirmish occurring not far from the church, sharpshooters would perch in the trees surrounding the stone house of worship during services to protect and warn the worshippers in the even of an enemy raid. ------------------
The church was organized in 1774 by Reverend John Simpson of Fishing Creek. Even the Reverend William Martin preached here on occasion. This was the second structure to serve the congregation. The first was a log structure.
This structure was used until 1892 when it was deemed unsafe after falling into disrepair. The remaining ruins are surrounded by many interesting graves and one very large memorial with no inscription anywhere (pic2). I found out that this was erected in the memory of Lt James Clark. He was a native of the Jackson Creek community and died at the Battle of Cherubusco in Mexico during the Mexican-American War in 1847. (Fairfield County, SC)
With snow in the forecast, it’s hard not to think about the upcoming holiday season. Some houses are just more “homey” than others. With its center chimney and picket fence, this beautiful 1782 home is a perfect holiday house. .
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Those oak trees fascinated me a lot. They’re standing sentinel overlooking the homes behind them. Watch those trucks and branches and canopy. Imagine they have souls. Picture how they witness, interact and blend in with all the changes during their course of lives. It has to be epic.
Like many Chicagoans after the Great Chicago Fire, Swedish immigrant Charles M. Netterstrom (in the second photo) chose to relocate to the then suburban town of Lake View and rebuild, which he did in 1872 with this asymmetrical brick home. At the time Chicago was home to the largest ethnic Swedish community outside of Gothenburg, Sweden's second largest city.
With Italianate and Queen Anne influences, the home with its front gable, bay window, and tall corner tower is remarkably well-preserved inside. The original finishes include a grand curving walnut and pine staircase (in the last photo) , carved marble mantels, and fine plasterwork, which isn't too surprising when you find out Netterstrom had his own decorative plastering company. If you can believe it, the home was designated a local landmark *in 2018*. Better late than never!
(Historic and Interior Photos courtesy of Commission on Chicago Landmarks)