speakman house restoration
My cousin, Mark Banschbach, has purchased and restored the Speakman mansion just west of Aurora along Laughery Creek. The house has three floors, a cellar, and an open roof. He took Mom and me on a tour yesterday. It's easy to get lost in the house--it kind of meanders. There aren't long hallways--the rooms go from one to the other.
Here is the front of the house. I took this photo yesterday. Mark hosted a party (little social distancing and no masks!) on the porch on the left side of the photo.