The Beedle House
The Beedle house was built around 1840-41. By 1860 the house was rented by William Beedle, a railroad fireman who occupied the house with one servant, Kate Tierney. The house is a wood frame 26'2"x49'6" 2 story Italianate style house with a hip roof, a 1 story front porch, and a 1 story rear porch. The front porch extends the full width of the facade, while the rear porch is smaller. The wood sash windows include both 1-over-1 and 2-over-2. The windows have drip caps and sills with aprons. The front door has a pedimented door surround with transom. Other architectural details include cornice dentils on the house and front porch, scroll brackets, and compound pilasters on the front porch.
Did You Know?
The Arnold House was once the home of Charles Arnold who was the local county sheriff, a miller, and neighbor to Mr. Lincoln in the 1850s. Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Illinois