Today with the news that my dad was going to be going home from the hospital with a fairly clean bill of health after being there overnight with chest pains, a visit to one of these parks was the perfect stress reliever for me.
I didn't intentionally choose Pine Bend Country Park, but that seems to be the way that my car chose to go. It is fairly close to my parents house where I had been earlier in the afternoon.
I have always been fascinated with old buildings and the history surrounding old buildings. The Weaver House was the perfect place to explore this afternoon.
I couldn't find a lot of history on it. I do know that it was built in 1901, along with this house there was also a one story hotel and a small cottage as well as several outbuildings on these grounds. The hotel was frequented by Chicago residents vacationing at the Lake Michigan shore.
The Weaver House is now used as a small banquet facility, able to accommodate up to 50 people.
I just love the details that abound on the outside of this house:
I almost overlooked this shot on the back steps, but I am so glad that I went back and took it, it is probably one of my favorites of the day.
*Happy to be linking up with Lissa at laf custom designs for Walk and Click Wednesday.