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Walking Tour of Bishop Hill, Illinois
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Originally built as a colony apartment building and bath house, it was also home to one of the founders and a trustee, Jonas Olson. This two and half story building was made with rack sawn black walnut and oak siding. Recently it has become home to the Red Geranium an antique store.


  • Colony Residence
  • Colony Residence Sign

Originally built as a colony residence and bath house.

Official Walking Tour Bishop Hill Illinois Guidebook to Buildings, 2010.

Wheat Flour Messiah, Eric Jansson of Bishop Hill by Paul Elmen Southern Illinois University Press 1997

History of Bishop Hill, A Story of Swedish Pioneers Collected and Compiled by Theo J. Anderson, self-published.

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Brian "Fox" Ellis