Don't miss the deadline to be part of 'Neighborhoods'
Submissions due Monday
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[April 11, 2013]
The deadline for getting homes
included in the new "Neighborhoods, Lincoln, IL" book is Monday.
Information on homes from both Lincoln city and rural neighborhoods
is being accepted.
After April 15, the only submissions accepted will be for unwritten
portions of the book. Home histories and photos may be mailed to
Diane Osborn at 411 College Ave. in Lincoln or sent to the Logan
County Genealogical & Historical Society office at 114 N. Chicago
St. Information may also be emailed to
She may be contacted at 217-605-0011.
The book will include maps,
vignettes of people instrumental in the city's development, and will
feature homes of architectural, historical or social significance.
Also accepted will be photos and histories of significant homes no
longer in existence.
Socially significant homes would be those that have been occupied
by well-known people, several generations of a family or by a family
for a significant number of years.
Also included will be homes considered "landmark homes" because
of their location. This might include the first house on a street or
in a subdivision, a house on a corner, or one that just captures
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Submitted details of interest might include the name of the
subdivision or addition where home is located, such as Original Town
of Lincoln, Postville, or Knapp, Bird, & Tinsley (this information
can be found on the abstract or tax bill for the property); age of
home; builder of home; style of architecture; previous occupants and
years of residency; number of generations of family at this
residence; number of rooms; special features; and other significant
data about the home.
Photos should be clear and be of 5-by-7 size, except for
especially significant homes, for which 8-by-10 photos will be
accepted. Black-and-white photos are preferred.
Only a limited number of copies of "Neighborhoods, Lincoln, IL"
will be made available to the public. It is anticipated that the
book will be completed this fall.
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