I was able to find this picture on the internet of a beautiful, old home on the highway that went through Chillicothe, Illinois. This is the Mead home. I don't remember what the first name of the man was that was the head of this household, but I do know he was one of the mainstays of the city of Chillicothe. How I would love to have been able to go through this wonderful old place. It was such fun to drive by when we went "uptown" for groceries. This was torn down a long time ago and replaced with a gas station, I think. So sad. In my next life, I would love to buy a really old home and have it all fixed up - that would be wonderful.
Here is the Methodist Church in Chilli. This is actually where my husband and I were married. His family had been Methodist forever, and mine was a potpourri. I wonder what the little arrows on the left of the pictures point to - probably someone was indicating where they lived. Should have saved this for PFF, but have some others for that. (Click to enlarge)