Historical society seeks submissions for new 'Neighborhoods' book
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[January 24, 2013]
A new book entitled
"Neighborhoods, Lincoln, IL" is being published by the Logan County
Genealogical & Historical Society and the Lincoln Woman's Club, with
Lincoln city and rural residents being asked to submit photos and
resumes about their homes or homes of ancestors.
Diane Cherry Osborn, a seasoned writer from the Lincoln area, will
compile the book, which is to include maps, vignettes on people
instrumental in the city's development, and features on homes of
architectural, historical and social significance. Also included in
the book will be homes no longer in existence.
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 would be homes
considered "landmark" homes because of their location. This might
include the first houses built on a street or in a subdivision, on a
corner, or one that just captures attention.
Photos and information may be sent to Diane Osborn, 411 College
Ave., Lincoln, IL, 62656; or emailed to
By phone, she may be contacted at 217-605-0011. Items may also be
brought to the Logan County Genealogical & Historical Society office
at 114 N. Chicago St.
Submitted information of interest could include the subdivision
or addition where the home is located (this can be found on the tax
bill or abstract), such as the Original Town of Lincoln or Knapp,
Bird, & Tinsley; age of home; builder of home; previous occupants
and years of occupancy, if known; number of generations of family at
this residence or location; number of rooms; and other significant
details about the home.
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Information for the book, including photos of homes no longer in
existence, will also be accepted from the public.
Photos should be clear and 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.
Osborn says: "Do not let your home be left out of this historical
work. It is anticipated to become a cherished collector's item in
Only a limited number of copies will be printed.
Following publication of this book, it is anticipated that
"Neighborhoods" books on homes in other areas of Logan County will
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