Backstory and Context
Glen Auburn was built c.1875 by merchant Christian Schwartz, who prospered during and after the Civil War. The two-and-a-half story home features a mansard roof, gabled dormers, a central tower, ironwork around the roof, and stone quoins (stone blocks at the corners of walls). A number of the home's original features remain. It was one of many impressive houses built in the period before and after the war. Together, they represent the wealth generated by the fertile lands along the Mississippi River. Glen Auburn in recent times operated as a bed-and-breakfast inn but it is once again a private residence today.
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Elisa Rolle, via Wikimedia Commons: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Glen_Auburn.jpg