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Spring Valley House, Dee Bennett Road, Utica, La Salle County, IL



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HB443344
Front And Side


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Item Title


Location
Dee Bennett Road, Utica vicinity, IL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS IL-1150
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-191).
Building/structure dates: 1853 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1963 subsequent work
Significance: The Spring Valley House was constructed an as early resort in the mid nineteenth century to take advantage of nearby sulphur springs. The massive limestone structure is unusual in that it was built as a hotel in a rural area when most other rural accommodations of the period were provided in simple residential structures which provided no individual guest rooms.

Related Names
Smith, James T.
Smith, Morris D.


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. FRONT AND SIDE


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