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B Wylie

Name | B Wylie
Email | bwylie@clearwave.com
City | Chester
State | Illinois
Zip Code | 62233

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Gilster Home

310 Buena Vista Chester, , 62233
  • 2,841 sq ft
  • 3 beds
  • 2 baths

The Gilster House (Chester, Illinois ) sits on a bluff with a 180 degree view of the Mississippi River and Missouri Bottoms. Chester is a small community surrounded by much history and scenic landscapes. The house was built by Mrs Jane Craig Douglas, a widow, who came from Scotland with a large group of relatives. She acquired an inheritance from her uncle, a cotton spinner for the Czar of Russia, which allowed her to purchase four lots in 1867 (ca). With these lots she acquired two school buildings and a cottage. The school buildings were previously private schools, one for boys and the other for girls. Eventually, one of the school buildings was moved to be attached to the home and converted into a large kitchen and dining area. The other school building is presently

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