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ARTICLE_DESCRIPTION <img width="75" vspace="1" hspace="4" height="58" align="left" src="/lochist/userfiles/images/resized/ViewScan_0001_75x58.jpg" alt=" " title=" " />Winoka Lodge, also known as the Schweitzer place, burned in 1977. Many people now consider the area haunted.<br />
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ARTICLE_TEXT <p><b>Landmark Burns</b><a href="/lochist/userfiles/images/originals/ViewScan_0001.jpg"><img width="225" vspace="1" hspace="4" height="175" align="left" title=" " alt=" " src="/lochist/userfiles/images/resized/ViewScan_0001_225x175.jpg" /></a></p> <p><b>Springfield Daily News, March 21, 1977, page 12</b></p> <p>&ldquo;Concrete steps and a brick fireplace are all that remain of the old frame farmhouse at Winoka, better known as the old Schweitzer place, after fire swept through the two-story structure early Sunday. The house, located just east of the old Highway 65 bridge at Lake Springfield, was engulfed in flames when Springfield Fire Unit 7 arrived at 2:25 a.m.</p> <p><a href="/lochist/userfiles/images/originals/ViewScan_0000.jpg"><img width="225" vspace="1" hspace="4" height="145" align="right" title=" " alt=" " src="/lochist/userfiles/images/resized/ViewScan_0000_225x145.jpg" /></a></p> <p>&quot;The house and property, which at one time served as a hunter&rsquo;s club, is jointly owned by Fred Schweitzer and his mother, Mrs. Fred Schweitzer, both of 637 South Fremont, and E. H. (Bud) Green, Route 1. Below [right] are a pool and bath house which are located on the grounds in the immediate vicinity of the house. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.&rdquo;</p> <hr /> <p>See our <a href="http://thelibrary.org/blogs/article.cfm?aid=998&amp;lid=62">previous article</a> for a photograph of the lodge building.</p>
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Landmark Burns

Landmark Burns

Springfield Daily News, March 21, 1977, page 12

“Concrete steps and a brick fireplace are all that remain of the old frame farmhouse at Winoka, better known as the old Schweitzer place, after fire swept through the two-story structure early Sunday. The house, located just east of the old Highway 65 bridge at Lake Springfield, was engulfed in flames when Springfield Fire Unit 7 arrived at 2:25 a.m.

"The house and property, which at one time served as a hunter’s club, is jointly owned by Fred Schweitzer and his mother, Mrs. Fred Schweitzer, both of 637 South Fremont, and E. H. (Bud) Green, Route 1. Below [right] are a pool and bath house which are located on the grounds in the immediate vicinity of the house. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.”


See our previous article for a photograph of the lodge building.


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