Thursday, October 30, 2014

Time for Some Good Fences

Springfield, Illinois
Abraham Lincoln's neighborhood.


The house Abrahm Lincoln lived in while Governor of Illinois.



We had a rushed trip, so didn't get to explore inside the house or any of these other houses in Lincoln's neighborhood.



Interesting board sidewalk.


Great place to find lots of fences for my Good Fences post.


This is my favorite of the houses. There is something about the clean colors of yellow and white together.



...and just for fun, Punky Doodle's Halloween fence!




Linking to Good Fences

28 comments:

Buttons said...

Oh I LOVE the yellow house too it is my favourite colour for a house. Love the board sidewalk. Hug B

Margaret Adamson said...

Love all the fences around that neighbourhood and the house are quite impressive also.

pattisjarrett said...

You found quite an assortment of fences. Yellow houses don't normally appeal to me, but this is a warm, inviting yellow, and the white trim is perfect.

Linda Kay said...

Roan, the inside of the house is really interesting with lots of stuff laid out as it might have been when Lincoln lived there. I've been there many times and always enjoyed it.

bj said...

What a neat home...and I love the wooden sidewalk..just like they must have been when he walked down the street.

Debby Ray said...

Lovely, pristeen fences! That one all decked out for Halloween is really cool too!!

TexWisGirl said...

a nice bunch of sweet pickets and lovely homes! i loved the spidey lights!

Karen S. said...

Oh that's too bad you didn't get inside, I have seen the entire tour! Very fun. At least you saw the outside, great little neighborhood how it's all set up, you can really have the sense of how it was for them. At his house, I saw in the backyard my first three hole outhouse, maybe you saw it too. Mary of course had a chair with a bowl in it (inside their bedroom) thanks for sharing such pretty photos of the place.

Marie said...

Great fences, and beautiful older houses! Love the Lincoln home. It's so nice to see it. Have a great weekend!

Cranberry Morning said...

Beautiful fences and homes! It must have been so interesting to visit there!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That Lincoln house is so adorable! I bet the inside is awesome too.

Ginny said...

I like the yellow one the best, too! And that wooden sidewalk, it is so unusual!! Maybe it was done just because of being in front of Lincoln's house.

barbara l. hale said...

What a nice collection of fences! I need to add that area to my bucket list, which is getting longer and longer from looking at all the blogposts. Nice spooky fence too.

Ida said...

Lincoln lived in a lovely and quaint looking neighborhood. Lots of charming homes and fences for sure.
Loved the fun halloween decorated fence.

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Very nice series on President Lincoln's home and neighborhood! We visited there a year ago in August and we, too, were not able to visit the interior of his home. We hope to make the trip back sometime as hubby loves Lincoln history.

I like Punky Doodle's fence - very cute decorations - the only type of spider that doesn't bother me! lol!

Lindy

Felicia said...

what a beautiful home with lovely fences. that board sidewalk is great.

Tanya Breese said...

i love punky doodles halloween fence! those lights are so cute! wow, love abe's old stomping grounds! how cool to live in his old town! it's just beautiful!

EG CameraGirl said...

The house Lincoln lived in when he was governor is a handsome one. I'd love to see what's inside.

Bruce Clark said...

I love all the white fencing with these historic homes...perfect.

Brian King said...

Wow! How nice! Talk about history! Great fences, too!

eileeninmd said...

Pretty homes and fences.. One of my favorites is the one decorated for Halloween! Enjoy your evening!

bailey-road.com said...

What a beautiful historic neighborhood. Lots of neat fences. I like the spider lights.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Love all the white fences and the yellow house too. The spider lights are fun!

Stephanie said...

Love the yellow house. But do like the Lincoln house very much.

ladyfi said...

What a charming house!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I posted about the same identical light string of spiders I found and bought. Fun stuff.

Amy Burzese said...

Those are some nice fences. And I love those spider lights! Would love to have them but I can't do lights anymore because of one of our cats. Tears.Up.Everything.

Gail Dixon said...

It's a beautiful home and so well-kept. The wooden walkway is so charming!