Historic Lafayette Mansion Undergoes Major Construction

By Domenica Bongiovanni | Journal & Courier LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — The Moses Fowler House is no stranger to renovations. Atop its perch at South and 10th streets, the 19th-century mansion has endured updates and major restorations since it was finished in 1852. So its current state — surrounded by construction fences and housing kicked-up dust from […]

138-Year-Old Peoria County Clock Miraculously Ticks On

By Leslie Renken | (Peoria) Journal Star PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Cellphones didn’t exist in 1878, the year the giant Seth Thomas clock was installed in the Peoria County Courthouse. Long before the invention of the ubiquitous modern timepiece, the courthouse clock served a very important role in most towns — it kept time for […]

Indiana Company Made Chairs for Chicago Cubs Clubhouse

By  Brendan Perkins | Dubois County Herald JASPER, Ind. (AP) — Respect. The Chicago Cubs finally have some on a widespread scope after their tantalizing run to a World Series championship this past season. Actually, the Cubs have been surrounded by respect all along. More specifically, they’ve been sitting in it. As part of the […]

Civil War-Era Stone House in Mankato Undergoes Restoration 

By Leah Buletti MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — The little stone house on the hill survived by neglect. In the recent years of its 159-year-old life, the Civil War-era home has survived a fire and a demolition order, The Free Press of Mankato reported. Thought to be the oldest stone house in Mankato, it was unoccupied […]

25 Years of Restoration Work on Union Station Locomotive

By Mitch Shaw | Standard Examiner OGDEN, Utah (AP) — With the Golden Spike sesquicentennial less than three years away, a small group of volunteers are working feverishly to wrap up a 25-year labor of love in time to celebrate it. Since the early 1990s, the Ogden Golden Spike Chapter has been working in a […]