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Front of Typical I-House
Front of Typical I-House
Resource Typeimage
TitleFront of Typical I-House
Coverage / Year1842
DescriptionThe front of the Isaac Funk home, and I-house, which was built in 1842.
InterpretationI-houses were named as such because they were commonly found in Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa. Isaac Funk built this home after having farmed in McLean County for 20 years. This is the formal part of the I-house with symmetrical placement of windows and two front doors.
Lesson Plans / ThemesHow we learn about communities; Communities and Geography; American Communities in History
Learning Standards15 Economics; 16 History; 18 Social systems
Author or CreatorMcLean County Historical Society, Bloomington, Ill.
Other ContributorsWalters, William D, Jr., 1942-
Source'The Heart of the Cornbelt: An Illustrated History of Corn Farming in McLean County,' by William D. Walters Jr.; ISBN 0-943788-15-3 (1997)
Subject / KeywordsMcLean County, Illinois; Frontier & pioneer life; Dwellings; Funk, Isaac, 1797-1865
Collection PublisherMcLean County Museum of History
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See for more information about this project.
Rights Management Statement
Resource Identifiermch0235; IL MCLEAN AGR WAL - Figure 2:12, p. 25
CONTENTdm file name500501632002_mch0235.jpg
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