Photo of Hess/Smock House

Title

Photo of Hess/Smock House

Subject

Photography -- Negatives
Glass Negatives
Country Life
Rural Conditions
Sidney (Ill.)

Description

Built by Merriam Hess, contractor and
insurance agent, in 1894. Pictured in the photo, left to right, are Oral Vera Hess (1892-1970), Clara
Wilson Hess (1866-1940), and Merriam Hess (1862-1931). Vera Hess was superintendent of home
economics at Ishpeming, Michigan high school for 17 years. In 1942, she married Reverend Guy Edward
Smock, and returned to live in her family home until her death in 1970. The house is still standing
(2016) at 311 S. David Street, Sidney, Illinois.

Source

Everett C. Block Collection, 1902-2000, bulk 1902-1910, Champaign County Historical Archives at The Urbana Free Library

Publisher

Everett C. Block

Date

Undated

Rights

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Format

Photograph

Files

26_X12_HessHouse.jpg

Citation

“Photo of Hess/Smock House,” Champaign County Historical Archives, accessed August 12, 2022, https://urbanafree.omeka.net/items/show/323.

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