Macoupin County IL Photos Dr. David Bley, Dr. Robert Bley, Dr. George Bley & wife Elizabeth Lavis all rights reserved Michelle Bley

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Dr. David Bley
Practiced medicine under
his father and continued
as Bley and Sons until
his father's death in 1887.

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Dr. Robert Bley
Practiced medicine in
Staunton, IL and later moved
his practice to Bunker Hill.

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Dr. George Bley, Sr. and wife Elizabeth Lavis
Arrived in Staunton, IL in 1861 and practiced medicine.
In 1869, Dr. George Bley, Sr. built a fine home at
310 N. Franklin St.

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310 Franklin St. Staunton IL

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When the Bley house went on the market a couple of years ago, this is the real estate description of it:
This elegant 4 bedroom 2 1/2 bath residence is located on a beautifully landscaped acre lot in Staunton. The lovely backyard features a grape arbor & trellis and there is a covered patio with outdoor fireplace.

This fine historical home, considered a "show place" to this day, was built in 1869 by Dr. George Bley, the same year he opened a drug store in Staunton. Dr. Bley was born in Germany, educated in Philadelphia and moved to Staunton in 1861.

The living room features a lovely wood burning fireplace, built-in bookshelves and pine flooring. There is also a beautiful open staircase to the second floor.

The dining room has pine floors, built-in corner cupboard and louvered doors to the kitchen.

The gourmet kitchen features a sunny breakfast area, lots of cabinets.

The family room is a charming room with lots of windows, skylite, full brick floor and a door to the backyard.

There is a laundry room with a tiled floor, powder room and four bedrooms.

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