Macoupin County IL Photos Dr. David Bley, Dr.
Robert Bley, Dr. George Bley & wife Elizabeth Lavis all rights
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When the Bley house went on the market a couple of years ago,
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
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