✨Happy Friday! Kinda obsessed with this setup and these adorbsss mules from @sisueastsac 💕
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Do any of you get excited when you see something old, whether it be a house, car, bridge, etc? Almost wreck your car doing an impromptu u-turn to get a better look at something you just passed?Anyway, I'm always looking for all things that are old/vintage-things that tell a story of yesterdays- and this small and narrow bridge on a side road in Union caught my eye. It looks as if it were homemade-simple design, roughly poured concrete, and a make-shift looking hand/guard rail. Once I got closer to investigate, I found the builders plaque still in the concrete. I've never seen another one matching this before. Then I looked down over the valley this bridge spanned across and realized there are actually railroad tracks under it hidden by mud and vegetation. The main road just a couple hundred feet down has a bridge over these tracks, too, and I noticed its' a 1930's-1940's design, so of course I had to check it out as well. It was built in 1936. I just quickly snapped some pics of everything. My thoughts: I can envision a horse-drawn wagon/buggy slowly carrying a casket across this new bridge in 1909 to a grim funeral at the oldest cemetery in Union on the other side.
Who needs one front porch when you can have two?
In 1847, Finla McClure bought 108 acres in what was then considered "West Elgin." He set about building a farm along the Galena Road (what is now known as Highland Avenue) that extended north almost to Wing Street. Roughly 40 years later, Charles and Dorothy Wolff were one of the first people to construct a new home in this area, specifically at 223 McClure Avenue, for $3300. Their 1887 home is an excellent example of the Queen Anne style - the spindlework sub-type is most notable in the detailing on the elaborate front porches. ❤🏡❤