Original Illinois Statehouse in Kaskaskia

Title

Original Illinois Statehouse in Kaskaskia

Subject

Architecture, Colonial; Kaskaskia (Ill.); Weathering of buildings

Description

Black and white photograph taken by L. J. Smith in 1899 of the original Illinois Statehouse in Kaskaskia before it was destroyed by flooding. The encroaching riverbank is visible on the right side of the photograph. A handwritten caption reads "Awaiting The End." The interior of the deteriorating two-story brick Federal style building is visible through the open windows.

Creator

Smith, L. J.

Source

Morris Library Special Collections Research Center: George Washington Smith collection, 3/RG 4/FP 17-13-F1, Box 3, Folder 15

Date

1899

Rights

Copyright holder is unknown. For permission to reproduce, distribute, or otherwise use this image, please contact the Special Collections Research Center, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Phone: + 1 (618) 453-2516. Email: http://reftrack.lib.siu.edu/reft100.aspx?key=SCRCEmail&cllcid=SCRR

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

19.7 x 12.0 cm; 7.76 x 4.73 inches

Files

fp17-13-f1_b3_f15-008_crop.jpg

Citation

Smith, L. J., “Original Illinois Statehouse in Kaskaskia,” SCRC Virtual Museum at Southern Illinois University's Morris Library, accessed August 17, 2022, https://scrcexhibits.omeka.net/items/show/704.

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