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As Seen on Pinterest: Black and White Photograph of Riverlore Mansion

As Seen on Pinterest: Black and White Photograph of Riverlore Mansion

My Riverlore Mansion photograph has quickly become the most popular pin on my Pinterest page

A lot of people seem to be interested in this beautiful old mansion in Illinois. Riverlore was built in 1865 by wealthy businessman and riverboat captain William P. Halliday, who lived in the mansion for 34 years.

The three-story French Second Empire-style brick house has 11 rooms plus a basement. The upper level includes a riverboat-style pilot house and a flat roof from where the captain could observe the two nearby rivers — the Ohio and the Mississippi. An online realty listing shows the old house priced at $250,000, and includes interior photographs of the house, which features certain nautical touches in the decor.

Riverlore builder and riverboat captain William P. Halliday, photographed in the 1890s
Riverlore builder and riverboat captain William P. Halliday, photographed in the 1890s
This map shows the location of Riverlore in Cairo, Illinois, between the Mississippi and the Ohio Rivers.
This map shows the location of Riverlore in Cairo, Illinois, between the Mississippi and the Ohio Rivers.

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Below is the photograph that’s getting so much traffic on Pinterest. It’s a straight-on view of the house, looking down the front walkway, with slightly unkempt shrubs along the path.

 

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Riverlore Mansion, built 1865 by a riverboat captain / businessman. Final 16" x 24" silver gelatin print on baryta fiber-base paper, shipping to a collector in Memphis.
Riverlore Mansion, built 1865 by a riverboat captain / businessman. Final 16″ x 24″ silver gelatin print on baryta fiber-base paper, shipping to a collector in Memphis.

Other pictures of Riverlore

Detail photograph of the Riverlore Mansion roofline
Detail photograph of the Riverlore Mansion roofline
Riverlore Mansion seen behind its arched and ornamental iron gates.
Riverlore Mansion seen behind its arched and ornamental iron gates.
Close-up photograph of ivy on the woodwork and the slate roof tiles of Riverlore Mansion
Close-up photograph of ivy on the woodwork and the slate roof tiles of Riverlore Mansion
Detail photograph of the ornate ironwork fence that runs the perimeter of the Riverlore property.
Detail photograph of the ornate ironwork fence that runs the perimeter of the Riverlore property.

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~ Keith

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