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Historic Downtown, Galena Illinois - Great River Road

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< < < At the north end of the Main St. shopping district is Galena's oldest home, the Dowling House - 1826.
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In the foreground: the Post Office and former US Customs House (1859); in the background-right: the DeSoto House - Illinois' oldest continually operating hotel (1855). > > >

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< < < The old blacksmith shop by the levee has been in continuous operation for 108 years. When not being used by professional or student smiths, it serves as a museum open to the public.

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Several of Galena's oldest historic buildings are located on Bench Street, one block up from Main Street.

galena main street< < < The building housing the Galena History Museum dates (in the foreground) back to 1858 while its next door neighbor, St. Michael's Catholic Church, was built between 1857 - 63.galena main street


The Old Pumper Station - now restored - is even older - 1851. > > >


galena main street< < < Turner Hall dates back to 1874, a later addition (in the background to the right) to the structure houses the current Galena Fire Department. galena main street


The First United Methodist Church was built in 1857. > > >

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Grace Episcopal Church dates back to 1848 and in our opinion is one of the most attractive settings in town.

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galena main streetIf you are ambitious and want some exercise, you can climb the steps from Galena's shopping district up to Prospect Street, high on the hill. > > >


triangleCome with us to see some of the historic homes and blooming flowers & trees on the hill.

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