This house stood empty and abandoned for decades. I would pass it often on my way to visiting relatives who live about one hour west of Chicago.
It was built in the Italianate style which was the most popular architectural style in USA from 1840 - 1885. I suppose it got caught up in a historic preservation battle.
The roof doesn't look bad, and the windows are mostly intact, so somehow it managed to hold up under the neglect. The house had many details which attest to the high quality of its initial design and construction.
None of that matters anymore. When I captured it in May 2019, the wrecking escavator was in place: it was about to be torn down. I guess the fight to save it and preserve it as a historical residence was lost. I'm sure there is something modern and ugly in its place by now like a convenience store.
All of the land which had belonged to the farm had been sold and developed over the past decades, just the house was left standing, abandoned until May 2019.