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Shedd Aquarium

Heritage House

122 East Elm Street, Olney, IL 62450

History Museums

19th-century mid-Victorian house in the Italianate style.The house was built in 1874 by Ambrose Hopkinson.

The structure remains today as an example of an elegant post-Civil War home, and offers a glimpse of Midwestern life in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Furnishings also represent the era. Highlights of the house include the sitting room, the dining room with chairs dating back to around 1878, and a music room, which was perhaps the formal sitting room in the original house.

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