Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Metamorah, Illinois

Famous for being one of the venues of the Lincoln-Douglass debates, Metamorah is also a quaint, if relatively small town.Dominated by the original courthouse, where Lincoln practiced law, it looks almost a little like New England; most courthouses in Illinois that I've seen are in the middle of the town square, not facing it.I was also impressed to see that most, if not all of the square's storefronts are filled--a welcome sight when so many town centers have been devastated by Wal-Mart or that ugly, ubiquitous strip of stores along the nearby highway.Adlai Stevenson's house is in town as well; it is actually quite old and indicative of architecture of the early town.

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