I told you about the completely random event which connected us with grandkids while traveling a long way from home. Here we are visiting at Arby's. JoAnn and her great granddaughter, Mikayla.
While in Mt. Vernon we drove over to the Appellate Court House where I was able to get this night view of the proudly well-lighted building. This is a landmark in Jefferson County of which the locals are quite proud. The architecture is the Greek Revival style. The building was constructed in 1857. One claim to historical fame has Abraham Lincoln in the house in 1859, representing the Illinois Central Railroad in a tax case against the State of Illinois which the railroad won.
In 1888, Clara Barton supervised an emergency hospital which was set up in the building following the destruction wrought by a tornado in the community.