Photograph of the Stapp Lions

Dublin Core

Title

Photograph of the Stapp Lions

Subject

Houses
Photo File: Houses
Decatur IL
1880's

Description

These lions were purchased by Dr. J.T.B. Stapp and placed in front of his home at 252 N. Franklin St. in the early 1880's. This house was later purchased by I.A. Harkrader. The lions stood at that address until Mrs. Rollo C. Persinger, who last occupied the Stapp house as a pricate residence after inheriting it from her parents, the I.A. Harkrader's, moved them to her home in the southwest corner of W. Prairie and Monroe streets. Upon selling this home to the Luther Wallbridges, she moved the lions out to her country home north of Decatur near Maroa. In 1955 the lions were still at this farm. These lions cause considerable controversy. Some persons believed that they were great works of art probably imported from Italy at great cost. Others contended that the lions were picked up for practically nothing in Chicago. The house was identified for many years as "the house with the lions".

Creator

Herald and Review

Source

Photo File: Houses

Publisher

Herald and Review
Decatur Public Library, Decatur IL

Date

1880's

Contributor

Herald and Review

Rights

The Decatur Public Library owns and maintains all copyright on materials featured on omeka.decaturlibrary.org. These materials cannot be used without prior consent. Please contact the Local History Room at the Decatur Public Library for more information.

Relation

none

Format

.jpg
600 dpi

Language

English

Type

Photograph

Identifier

HO49 goes with HO95

Coverage

Houses, Photo File: Houses, Decatur IL, 1880's

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

3 x 3.5"

Files

HO49-252_N_FRANKLIN_ST, DR_J_T_B_STAPP_HSE059.jpg

Collection

Citation

Herald and Review, “Photograph of the Stapp Lions,” Decatur Illinois Public Library Local History Photo Collection, accessed June 19, 2019, http://omeka.decaturlibrary.org/items/show/3203.