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Duncan Manor
1002 Towanda Barnes Rd., Towanda (McLean County)

 
 

 

This grand Italianate home is one of the finest farmhouses in Illinois.  It has been a striking presence on the rural landscape since its construction in 1875, and still draws admiration from drivers along Interstate 55.  Though its surrounding farmland remains intact and active, the house itself is now abandoned and neglected by an absentee owner.  Many of the building’s elaborate wood brackets and moldings have been lost, while porches slowly collapse.  The home is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, but unprotected by any local landmark ordinance.

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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