Dulany Sriner and Dick Hart have supplied several images that portray the neighborhood around Iles House. Above you see the newly-painted parking lot wall at Seventh and Cook, from within the front yard garden. Notice the exotic grasses in full glory. They seem to prosper in late summer heat!
This view, from the Cook Street side, shows the yard and a view of the Illinois State Capitol, about a mile distant.
Here's another view of the State Capitol, from the Cook Street side, showing the newly completed fence and side walk.
The area around the Iles House once contained the finest homes in Springfield and was known as Aristocracy Hill. More about that in our next entry.
Many thanks to Dulany and Dick for their pictures.