Thursday, September 26, 2019

Historic Stevenson House Open Sundays Oct. 13 and 27

Historic Stevenson House Open Sundays Oct. 13 and 27, Metamora Herald

Historic Stevenson House, at 104 W. Walnut St. in Metamora, will be open to the public October 13 & 27, from 1pm to 3pm each day. From

In 1858, Adlai E. Stevenson I began practicing law at the Metamora Courthouse. After his marriage to Letitia Green on December 20, 1866 they moved into this home. The Stevenson House is an austere two-story Federal style structure built before the Civil War. It is located a block south of the southwest corner of the Village Square and faces north on a corner lot. The home is approximately 35 feet wide and 30 feet deep and is set back from both front and side streets. It is constructed of “faded pink” brick made locally. The interior of the home contains eight rooms, four on the upper level and four on the lower, with room sizes and arrangements identical on the two levels. Excavations in the late 1970’s have uncovered the foundation of a small building which sat directly behind the house. This was either a servants quarters or a separate kitchen and was most likely connected to the main house by a porch or walkway.

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