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This home was once grand, beautiful and well-maintained. In more recent years it was the Mill Creek Bed and Breakfast. Until, someone purchased the “mansion” next door and later purchased this historic building to tear it down and build a garage. The town of Nashville, IL would not allow this and the new owner is letting the building grow into ruin. It saddens me to think that someone would let this happen just because she didn’t get her way. The former owners of the Inn are wonderful, kind people and would never have sold it had they known what was going to happen to it. Can you imagine living across the street having to see the building you poured so much love into a crumbling, mis-happened mess? This building was the location of many special occasions in my youth…bridal showers, baby showers, and more. Despite the dilapidation and ruin, the building still has character, charm and is fascinating from a photography perspective.
To see a close-up of the door and the “letter” box on the outer wall, see my post on Monochromia.
Interesting how some things are appreciated, and others unappreciated.
Very upsetting but not surprising. Now I think it is time for the city or county to step in and declare eminent domain to return it to its once glorious state. The present owners have no interest in the property except as to how it can best be used to benefit themselves.
How sad. I don’t know if you’ve ever seen the movie – Its a Wonderful Life – but it reminds me of the old run down house that the newly weds in that movie bought. These old places have so much charm.