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State honor for John Wood Mansion

Quincy’s John Wood Mansion, built in 1835, has received statewide recognition for its architecture.

The Illinois Chapter of the American Institute of Architects has listed the mansion as one of the 200 Great Places in Illinois as part of Illinois’ Bicentennial. The chapter’s president, Kim Kurtenbach, said along with the amazing architecture they chose the mansion because it is open to the public.

“Just walking inside of the door there’s that feel of this was a great home it’s a great place to be,” said Kurtenbach. “We’re architects that we’re in the middle of this amazing architecture.”

The President of the Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County, Todd Shackelford, said this is a testament to the initiative the society set over 100 years ago.

“We are recognized for all of the work that has been done throughout the years from all of the volunteers all the staff of the historical society,” said Shackelford.

Along with the John Wood Mansion, the Quincy Regional Airport and the Quincy Historical District that runs along Maine Street, were also recognized among The 200 Great Places in Illinois.

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