Eighthteenth Entry Henry the House Mouse

November 18, 2013

Squeek! Squeek!  Scurry!  Scurry!  Do you hear Henry?  Do you see Henry?  Where can he be?  Let’s follow him so we can see.

Oh, look, Henry is waiting by the front door, of the Colonel Benjamin Stephenson family home.  So, come along and follow Henry into the historic home of the Stephenson Family located at 409 South Buchanan Street in Edwardsville, Illinois.

Built on 182 acres of farmland, The Col. Benjamin Stephenson House is almost two hundred years old.  The two story brick mansion, was built as a classic Southern Federal style, in 1820.  Federal style homes are symmetrical.   Can you tell Henry what you symmetry you can see?

Come on in and follow Henry as he scurries inside the house and into the parlor.  This elegant room has many purposes for the Stephenson Family: reading, entertaining, family gatherings, and welcoming visitors.

Squeek! Squeek!  Scurry! Scurry!  Do you hear Henry?  Do you see Henry?  Where can he be?  Let’s follow him up the staircase to see.

Three of the four Stephenson children, James, Elvira, and Benjamin V. shared a bedroom upstairs on the second floor.  Across the hall, was the master bedroom for the parents Col. Benjamin and his wife Lucy.

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About Prairie Garden Girl

I am a wife who is adored by my Sweet Perry. Together we are parents to five boys and grandparents to seven unique grands. Pa Perry and Oma Sue love instilling the love of learning in the hearts of Johannah, Joshua & Jaxon; Henry & Charlotte and Lily & Lane. I am a reader. I am an aspiring children's picture book writer. I am a creator who sews and paints with acrylics and watercolors and sketches with colored pencil. I am an educator to hundreds of students, throughout the years. I am a cyclist on a pink Marin Portofina, and a 5K jogger. Perry and I are organic gardeners and enjoy homesteading on the Illinois prairie. Life is a beautiful ride with my Sweet P. Together, Perry and I feel life is a journey filled with joy. We want to live our lives by leaving the world a better place.
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