It would be nice to have a little more notice!!!
Saturday, June 30
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Castle, Lexington, IL, Open to Public
Charles and Mary Wright of Lexington, owners of an 1898 house designed
by Bloomington architect George Miller, will open their home for a rare
public tour on Saturday, June 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The home is
affectionately called “The Castle” and is located at the west edge of
Lexington on the frontage road east of I-55, 10 Spencer St. The house
contains more than 20 rooms and is built in the Flemish Chateauesque
The purpose of the event sponsored by Old House Society is to help
people understand and appreciate our rich Central Illinois heritage, and
have fun at the same time by enjoying the house, grounds, live music,
train rides, and expo of restoration contractors. The home site includes
40 acres with walking trails through restored native wetland, prairie
and savanna areas, a new barn which also serves as the train depot,
locally crafted outdoor sculptures and more.
Jim O’Donnell will be playing an acoustical guitar from 9:45-11:30 a.m.
The Central Illinois Banjo Band will perform from noon until 1:30 p.m.
and David Berchtold will play guitar and sing from 2 to 4 p.m. in the
Advance tickets are on sale at The Garlic Press, Normal and Casey’s
Garden Shop, Bloomington. Tickets will also be sold on the grounds the
day of the event. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children 3-12, and free
for children under 3.
Event proceeds benefit the Old House Society Capital Campaign. More
information including pictures and driving directions is available at