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20 July 2006
What kind of a vacation trip would it be if one didn’t visit a PS house or three? My most recent camping trip brought me near some listed in these pages: Barron, Rice Lake, Chippewa Falls, Lancaster (home of quite possibly the world’s only PS municipal building/movie theater combination) all in Wisconsin, and Charles City, Iowa. Photos for some of these places are up already, and the others will be forthcoming.

6 July 2006
Last month’s ramblings in these pages asked whether any readers had information about buildings depicted in postcards sent by Randolph C. Henning. Not surprisingly, Phillip Pecord comes through with information about both.

The River Forest State Bank, product of the Guenzel & Drummond partnership, was built in 1912 at the corner of Lake & Franklin. It’s still unclear to me whether this building exists.

Phil’s sleuthing skills were put to the test by this image of an unknown house. He identifies it as being the work of Dean & Dean, standing at 910 Longwood Ave in Glencoe. Information about this and other interesting local houses can be found in the Glencoe Historical and Architectural Survey.



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John A. Panning, Lake City, Iowa






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