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Off market. $39,900. Illinois landmark needs saving! Lincoln visited this home several times!

July 1, 2018

So much history! Needs saving! Listing says build date of late 1800’s. It was actually 1851. This is the Major Newton Walker home. Walker was not only in the Virginia militia, he was also an architect and designed this home. He served two terms in the Illinois General Assembly, where he formed a friendship with Abraham Lincoln, who visited him at this home on several occasions. Major Walker lived in this home until his death in 1897. There have been few changes to the house since it was built over 160 years ago. A distinctive feature of the home is found in the buttressed gable ends of brick masonry. The interior is finished in plaster and wallpaper, with hard maple floors and cherry wood trim. Located on .68 acres in Lewiston, Illinois. Four bedrooms, one bathroom, and 4,600 square feet. $39,900

From the Zillow listing:


Own a home with history. Built in 1851, this home could be restored to it’s original condition and has endless possibilities. Needs quite a bit of TLC. Large park like setting, that is situated well off the Main street. 2 large front porches. Priced to sell. City requests the home must not be torn down and the historic land mark sign be left in-tact. Sold As-Is.

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