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Going Home-Quincy IL Style

by Kay~Kacey on 3/30/2011

SuperGuy was feeling a bit nostalgic…or had cabin fever…and suggested a road trip to Quincy IL.

Quincy Il sign

He mispent spent his high school days growing up in Quincy and hadn’t been back in years. Like 20+ years. I admit I wasn’t totally enthusiastic about the road trip, since I’d just gotten home from Houston…but I agreed after a bit of bribery. because I’m such a good wife. (the not to be mentioned bribery, might have involved antiquing, I’m just sayin’)

childhood home in Quincy ILHere is his home. Was his home? I mean, is it not to-die-for cool?

side yard of house

Look at the cool side view. The balconies. The round bay column thingie.
corner of maine and 18th st. quincy il

Wouldn’t you love to have the big old front porch? Hang out with your high school friends? Really, this house looks amazing. Isn’t that brick sidewalk cool? (how many times have I used cool in the post???)

It was a bed and breakfast for a bit long after SuperGuy and his family left. We went to a nice antique store and the owner of the store knew all about who had bought the house over the last 20 years. Very entertaining.

quincy bridge

We drove around town for a bit. By the Quincy bridge, out by the river.

river bluff quincy il

We drove along the series of parks on the river bluffs over looking the river, while SuperGuy regaled me with tales of his childhood antics.

quincy paper company

I took photos upon photos of old buildings and sights around town. I had a really good time (but don’t tell SuperGuy, ’cause I want him to think he owes me. :mrgreen: )

I managed to come home with a new darling piece of milk glass and a red & cream colored plate that matches nothing I own, but I fell in love with it.

So there you have it, going home, Quincy, IL style.

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Kate March 30, 2011 at 4:56 pm

I think it was sweet of you to let him force you into this trip. It sounds like you really did find it interesting. And yes, I love that house. It’s quite striking.

Well, sort of like SG.

Tori Lennox March 30, 2011 at 6:28 pm

Oh my gosh, I love love LOVE that house!!!!!

Kacey March 30, 2011 at 6:33 pm

Well, yes, Kate, now that you mention it…it was sweet of me to let him force me to go on the trip. I got paid in a new strobe light for my photog biz…don’t tell SuperGuy though… :secret:

Vicki Dempsey December 22, 2011 at 10:11 am

Dear Kacey, My husband and I happen to be the current owners of the house on 18th & Maine. Does “Superguy” have any family photos of when he lived in our house? If you are ever back in Quincy, I’d be happy to give you an inside tour. Sincerely, Vicki Dempsey

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