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S.135 – Avery Coonley Residence, 281 Bloomingbank Road, Riverside, Illinois

 

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The Coonley Residence is part of a complex of four buildings completed over a five-year period, which also includes the Coonley Gardener’s Cottage (S.136), the Coonley Carriage House (S.137), and the Coonley Playhouse (S.174). 

 

By 2014 the Coonley Residence had gone unsold, its multi-million dollar pricetag hardly attracting buyers during the economic downturn.  As a result, the house sat vacant and attracted human vermin.  While the outside shows ravages of weather and time, the interior was subjected to more deliberate damage as the house became a local party site.  Local and national historic designations served as a restraint upon owners and developers, not upon teenagers.

 

It was sold in 2015 and the new owners are engaged in restoration (chronicled on a Facebook account).

 

Photographed on August 6, 2014 and in April 1994.

 

Opus: T.0803

 

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2014 photos:

 

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Examples of damage

 

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The marker starts to look more like a gravestone

 

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1994 photos:

 

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Revised 04/04/2017

 

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