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Monmouth photographer Scott McQuown took this photo of Woodbine Cottage in 1921. By this time, it was the home of Monmouth College president Thomas McMichael.

Family name inspired longtime Monmouth College landmark

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An early winter photo of the Woods home, taken from the cupola of Monmouth College’s Old Main.
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The builder of Woodbine, James H. Woods (left) and his son William H. Woods, the longtime president of Illinois Bankers Life Assurance Co.
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The Woodbine in the 1960s.
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Monmouth College’s Alpha Xi Delta house now stands on the site of the Woodbine.

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Editor and historian for Monmouth College. Avid researcher of western Illinois history for 40 years. FB and Twitter. jrankin@monmouthcollege.edu

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