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The highly-recognized John Wood Mansion was constructed between 1835 and 1838, by the 12th Governor of Illinois, John Woods. Following the eminent Greek Revival style of architecture, the structure is a splendid building and carries immense historic significance. The house is accessible for civic viewing and public tours from the months of April to October, each year. While December marks for specific candle light tours for the visitors, educational tours are availed for the third and fourth grade students in the nearby schools. Exquisite decor coupled with fine chimneys and splendid Doric columns, the site promises a delightful view.
The Ernest M. Wood Office and Studio is a beautiful example of the Prairie style. Made up of wood and the the detailed elements that reflect the Prairie style in terms of the geometrical designs, the house that is built on less than one acre of land is absolutely delightful and worth a visit. This home was also registered as one of the National Historic Places.
The Robert W. Gardner House is an ancient structure which was established in 1875. The building is made with the Second Empire style of architecture and was used by Gardner as his residence. The beautiful red exteriors and calm interiors give the structure a feel of the bygone era.
Mark Twain Birthplace Cabin is the place where Samuel Clemens was born. The writer, who gained literary fame as Mark Twain, authored the celebrated works, 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer' and 'Adventures of Huckleberry Finn'. Now this site has been transformed into a reading room and features several first editions of his works as well as the hand-written manuscript of his popular work, 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer'.