Reminiscences of moving into a new Towanda house
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This written description by Mary Etta 'Lillian' Peterson Michael told about moving into a new house in 1895. The eight room home was built by Herman and Charles White for Lillian's parents, Mary E. and George W. Peterson. The story described improvements that were made in 1905 and 1939 and many housekeeping details. The timeline and cost of the upgrades are included at the end.
Our New House, 1895 chapter in Autobiography of Mary Etta Lillian Peterson Michael compiled December 1989, pages 23-27 Our home, located on the corner of Washington and Jefferson Streets in Towanda, Illinois, was built by Herman and Charles White of Towanda for Mary E. and George W. Peterson in 1895. At that time Block #3 was a pasture enclosed by a barbed-wire fence and the village sidewalks in this neighborhood were made of a 12-16 inch board o...
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- Reminiscences of moving into a new Towanda house. 1895. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/ref/collection/tdl/id/1099. (Accessed December 15, 2018.)
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- (1895) Reminiscences of moving into a new Towanda house. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm/ref/collection/tdl/id/1099
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