This gift shop was built in 1856 according to the sign. However, I suspect it did not start out as a tourist trap. This is a building in Elsa, Illinois, an old village along the Mississippi River between Alton and Grafton. This 18th century enclave is fun to explore with lost of classic old buildings.
Tucked away in the bluffs along the Mississippi River is the little village of Elsah, IL. The entire village of Elsah is on the National Registry of Historic Places. This village, with a population of around one hundred people, is often referred to as the “village where time stood still.” Visitors to Elsah can escapeContinue reading “Elsah Church”