Sterling’s Man of Steel

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There’s a mansion in Sterling. Stately looking. Surrounded by autumn leaves. The building beckons people to come inside. This is the place where P.W. Dillon once lived.

The stairway is the heart of the home. The cross molding and other decorations are stunning.

The late P.W. Dillon was the Northwestern Steel and Wire business magnate. Sterling’s man of steel.

Erin Thompson is the curator of the home. She says one of the clocks dates back to about 1750. Dillon’s wife Crete did much of the entertaining. She spared no expense when decorating the home.

Also on the property is one of Dillon’s prized possessions. A steam engine which was built in 1929. It was used at the plant to move steel until 1980. Locomotives were going twenty four hours a day at the plant.

A must see for people who enjoy local history. A home to Sterling’s man of steel.