Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween Parade

The Halloween Parade is a yearly event, this year sponsored by the Masons. Judging is held in different categories and awards presented. This year's parade featured several marching bands, floats, tractors, horses, and, of course, people in costumes.

No parade in Altamont would be complete without Mr. Wendling and his high wheel bicycle!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Century 21 Realty Concepts

Debby Frailey and Sallie Trier have a total of 37 years experience in Real Estate helping their clients sell or purchase real estate. They both work in the Effingham and Fayette County areas and will also refer their clients to other agents if they are moving out of the area.

"OUR VISION: Century 21 Realty Concepts will be the most preferred real estate company in Effingham County as we continue to focus our attention on life’s Golden Rule – treating our customers and clients as we would like to be treated.

305 E. Cumberland Rd. Altamont, IL 62411
PH: 618-483-3000

Debby Frailey
cell - 217-254-0554

Sallie Trier
cell- 618-483-3000

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Dr. Charles M. Wright's House

One of Altamont's treasures is the Wright Mansion. It was built in 1889 by Dr. Charles Wright and was later occupied by his son and then his grandson, both also named Charles. It was the first home in Altamont to have a gas lighting system, indoor plumbing and a central steam-heating system. The house is one of only two buildings in the county to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Charles II was also a doctor. A medical office is present on the second floor of the home and early medical equipment is preserved there.

The home features beautiful marble fireplaces in several of the rooms. Many of the three generation's treasures are on display in the home. Tours are conducted during the summer, at Christmas, and by appointment.

The house is partially supported by a trust fund set up by the last Charles Wright. A community Board of Advisers volunteer their time to maintain the property, conduct tours, and hold fundraisers.

For more info and pictures, check out this article at Exploring Illinois.