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Stunning makeover: Historic integrity and modern living come together

 
John H. Croessman
updated: 10/5/2015 11:05 PM

Something very special is happening in one of Du Quoin"s most historic neighborhoods.

Du Quoin attorney Jordan Campanella and his art educator wife Candace, married last year, have begun a stunning makeover of their historic home on North Washington Street, once the L.S. Smith, Jr. residence.

Smith was longtime owner and publisher of the Du Quoin Evening Call.

The home was built in 1876 by Smith"s father, banker L.S. Smith, Sr.

The couple is adding a new 840 sq. ft. open floor plan kitchen on the south side of home. Beneath it will be a full basement that will become a family room. There are a handful of amenities that will complement the project.

To preserve the historic integrity of the home and blend into it some modern living spaces the couple called on Terry Marks Construction of Du Quoin to build the project. "We waited for Terry and his son Bryce," said Jordan Campanella, knowing they would bring to the project the needed attention to detail. The Campanellas even pulled up a brick sidewalk around the house and used the brick--in great condition--to veneer the foundation and keep with the look of the home.

A young Du Quoin couple with young ideas preserving our history and supporting Du Quoin. It doesn"t get any better than that.