Victorian in Dixon

Nadya Johnson

Joined January 2009

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Dixon, Illinois (USA)
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Featured in MIDWESTERN USART & PHOTOGRAPHY
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Dixon, Illinois is famous in local quarters as the birthplace of President Ronald Reagan and also the location of his childhood home. This is not it, however! I have a photo of it (somewhere), need to look for that or get another. :-))
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This one, from the same era, is far more striking and elaborate. I don’t know its history and there’s no sign outside to indicate it’s on the list of historic landmarks but my guess is, whoever owned it in the early 1900’s were the Reagans’ richer neighbors.

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I love “Painted Ladies!”
Having stayed in several (visiting) I wouldn’t want to live in one: not unless the interior was brought up to date. I have no problem with “vintage”, or “old.” But the rooms were very small, the stairs always very steep, and natural light was poor, the heating systems were abysmal. Before I met him, my Ex owned one in San Francisco. He lived there for exactly ONE WEEK (!) before re-claiming his apartment, after which he rented out the house. Too cold ~ too drafty ~ too dark ~ rooms too small ~ stairs too steep. LOL!
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I went there several times and I agreed. Despite all that, someone paid $800,000 for the place in 1989 and I hate to think of what it’s worth today! That’s in San Francisco, though. Here in Illinois I’ve seen them priced as low as $180K: a figure Californians simply don’t believe. I don’t know what this one would go for… not in the market, merely taking pictures! :-)

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Caught this with my Panasonic Lumix

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