Lampert-Wildflower House – Belvidere, Illinois – National Register of Historic Places

The 1838 Lampert-Wildflower House in Belvidere, Illinois, while not as architecturally impressive as, say, Frank Lloyd Wright’s work, is still a fine example of home style known as “upright and wing”. The reasonably common style refers to the size of the building, which involves a 2 story “upright” section and wing, or “ell” (wiki). The upright percentage of this house was 1838 original, the ell was added during the 1860s. hire venue manchester

? nternet site approached the house for photographs, My spouse and i was greeted by the homeowner, a local designer who operated a gallery/cafe in Belvidere. He asked me to his organization with promises of a house tour if My spouse and i showed, but I haven’t been able to return to Belvidere since. Drats! Very well i guess, he was a nice person and told me that the home was your earliest extant house in Belvidere, one which he experienced obviously put much cardiovascular and soul into. 

The house stands on a block of Lincoln Path that is dotted with architecturally significant homes, across the street a stately (it was practically thunderous – almost overwhelming) and meticulously restored Queen Bea style house. Over the wedge is the large 1912 Prairie-influenced J. C. Foote Residence, and the 1842 house that was Belvidere’s first brick home. Nonetheless it doesn’t seem to be to subject, because, though small and unassuming, the Lampert Residence is evident for other reasons.

The Lampert-Wildflower Residence was on the Country wide Register of Historic Spots in August 2005 (a distinction not yet provided surrounding homes above), included in the listing was the surrounding yard. The yard, which maintains it is historic appearance, contains thirty-two trees and 36 other species of plants, five of the people are considered “rare”. The grounds essentially form a sanctuary in the center of an metropolitan area; the Lamperts were naturalists who maintained the yard for wildlife and plant life alike. Today, the yard is known as “semiwooded”.

I provided information in far greater detail at the Wikipedia entry for the Lampert-Wildflower House, opportunity there, or, get it from the horse’s oral cavity: I compiled almost all of the Wikipedia entry from the National Register nomination form I use below.