Fulkerson Mansion

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    I found this after escaping Alton with the big storm rolling through and thought I wouldn't see any daylight again, then the sun broke out with a little mist of rain. So I got to have a little time and photograph this great place. This was a place that you pass up and apply the brakes quickly and back up!
    This Italianate style mansion was built in 1866 by William H. Fulkerson who built it after he got home from the Civil War and named it Hazel Dell. William was a Lt. Colonel in the Confederate Army in the 63rd Tennesse regiment. The grounds are well maintained and they have Victorian Festivals in September with many activities. Jersey County, Illinois.


    Leah Fauller, StGrundy, LilyRose*, and 17 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. angiecramer 48 months ago | reply

      wow, you find the most incredible places to photograph, it's like a dream/fairytale, i love all the details!

    2. CanonMaiden 48 months ago | reply

      Are those lights coming from inside the house?

    3. History Rambler 48 months ago | reply

      What a cool old house! I like the mansard tower. Beautiful IR photo!
      Their were not to many nice houses built around here after the war. Everybody was broke!

    4. keeva999 48 months ago | reply

      Beautiful capture, Rodney--I really like how you've composted it, and the mansion is so cool! Glad you stopped!

    5. siskokid 48 months ago | reply

      What a great old house (love the tower)...Beautiful capture!

    6. Leah Fauller 48 months ago | reply

      Woo, Rodney -- that's stunning, how the heck do you find these things!?? I've been to Alton a million times and never noticed this!

    7. swainboat 48 months ago | reply

      Wow, what a beautiful old mansion! It sure has an impressive tower. ....Wonderful capture!

    8. Expressions by Christine 48 months ago | reply

      Now this one looks haunted!! Love the detail and the angle you chose is just right. :o)

    9. Balázs Papdi 48 months ago | reply

      What a fabulous house. I love it!!

    10. ♥ Brenda ♥ 48 months ago | reply

      What an awesome place!! Beautiful work!!

    11. Pete Zarria 48 months ago | reply

      Were the Addams' in?

    12. gone girl [ negative-nowhere ] 48 months ago | reply

      fantastic....love the tower and the little balconies
      the infrared makes it look like the walk is lined with snow!

    13. / shadows and light 48 months ago | reply

      You sir are on a roll. The house is incredible but is the grass that steals the scene for me here... It looks like a fluffy white carpet, complemented by that dreamy fence.

    14. Mrs. Kpax 48 months ago | reply

      Great Fine - Wonderful capture

    15. imagecatcher_66 [deleted] 48 months ago | reply

      Nice, I havn't seen this one..... and thank you for the info on the Pfefferberg home :)

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    17. phrenzee 48 months ago | reply

      Beautiful house!

      This Spine-Chilling photo was seen in: "Murder Shack"

    18. Buddha's Ghost 48 months ago | reply

      Nice! Reminds me of the Addams Family house.

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