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1872 Italianate

Jacksonville, Illinois 62650

Alexander Platt House

Front view
Front view
The two pillars contain plaques designating the home as a historical landmark.
Gorgeous 1872 home built by the original owner, Alexander Platt, who was a brick mason, contractor, builder and a Colonel in the Civil War. In March, 1889, a fire destroyed the roof and attic of the house, as well as the woodwork and part of the floor to the second story. The first story did not have much damage. Mr. Platt began rebuilding almost immediately. This seems to be the reason for the Queen Anne style of the second floor and the Italianate style of the first floor.
Eastern Exposure
Eastern Exposure
View from west
View from west
Front porch
Front porch
Bedrooms 5
Full Baths 3
Heated Sq. Ft. 2,970
Stories 3


  • Fireplaces
  • Grand staircase
  • Original wood windows
  • Wood floors
  • Shingle Roof
  • 12-foot Ceilings
  • Claw-foot Tub(s)
  • Pocket Doors
  • Servant's Staircase
  • Stained Glass Window(s)
  • Transoms
  • 14 rooms; original wood floors; seven fireplaces (three are marble); chandeliers; third floor ballroom.

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Archived in December, 2009

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