Ionia, MI, churches and train depot.

Houses of Ionia, MI.

John C Blanchard House and carriage house. Clad in Ionia sandstone, Italianate Style, c. 1880.

Ionia, MI, municipal buildings.

Frederick Hall House, Ionia, MI.

Ugh, moving is the pits. And this is after I already packed two totes. Also, I may have a problem. Do they have Pyrex addiction groups? 

So yesterday I found one of the Pyrex Holy Grails. I present to you the turquoise square chip & dip bowl set with bracket. These things go for like $50+ on ebay and I paid just $12!!! I saw it sitting there and I was like, ok, it’s probably going to be crazy expensive and then I saw $12 and nearly had a heart attack! Clearly the seller did not know what they had. This is one of my sister’s dream pieces so I am giving it to her, but I’ll be really sad to let it go.     

I love this building so much. Batchelor Middle School, Brutalism, c. 1970, Bloomington, IN. 

Just finished my mom’s Christmas present! I know it’s not old but I’m just so proud of myself I had to share, but shhh, don’t tell her internet!

Just finished my mom’s Christmas present! I know it’s not old but I’m just so proud of myself I had to share, but shhh, don’t tell her internet!

Greek Revival House, c. 1860, Bloomington, IN. 

Gothic Revival House, c. 1880, Bloomington, IN. 

Randall-Parker House, c. 1870, Greek Revival I-house, Bloomington, IN. This one also has nice c. 1930 brick garage and shed. Also, this house looks so nice in winter it makes me hate winter, like, 10% less today. :)

Borland House, c. 1860, Greek Revival Central Passage, Bloomington, IN. Built by the same family as the previously posted Borland House, they are “country neighbors”. Originally, the land they both sit on was owned by the Borland Family. 

So lately, I have been surveying a lot of not really interesting or exciting stuff, but today I hit the jackpot of really awesome houses. So prepare for a onslaught of awesomeness to feast your eyes on! 

This is Borland House, c. 1845, Federal I-house, Bloomington, IN. For many years the house served as the residence of the superintendent of Furst Quarry, which is located on the property.

D. Eckley Hunter School, Alfred Grindle - Architect, 1931, Art Deco, Bloomington, IN.