History

About the building which houses Antique & Chic Winfield

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The front portion of this building was a home, built in 1868.  The family who built it, shared the home with the town's priest until the rectory was completed. It once had a smoke house in back to preserve meats without refrigeration.   The original floors in the old portion of the building have been restored . 

The Smoke House

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The smokehouse was torn down and the large addition to the building was put on about 1983 to be used as Ingram Research calling center. 

Historical Train Station

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Rumor has it that Winfield has the oldest remaining train station in Illinois. 

The Station Today

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The train station is now a museum. It is called Hedges Station.