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First Presbyterian Church - Galena, Illinois
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N 42° 25.022 W 090° 25.710
15T E 711575 N 4699284
Quick Description: This multi-story sandstone Romanesque Revival building is located at 106 N Bench Street in Galena, Illinois.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 5/17/2019 8:24:55 PM
Waymark Code: WM10JTV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
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Long Description:
This is one of several churches that are along Bench Street. Bench Street is half-way on the bluff above the Galena River and gives people overlooking the town a great view from the other side of the river, especially the great steeples rising from these older churches.

The First Presbyterian Church is a joyous community that welcomes everyone. Whether you’re a long-time member or first-time visitor, whatever your beliefs or lack of beliefs, whichever walk of life you may be journeying, you are welcome here.

Sunday morning schedule:
Adult Sunday school 9:00-9:45 through the school year
Worship 10:00

We worship in the oldest continuously-used church building of any denomination in the section of the USA that used to be the Old Northwest Territory. Our building was erected in 1838.

- First Presbyterian Church Facebook page

Current name: First Presbyterian Church

Architect: Richard Bond, Boston

Builder: Stone mason: John Cavanagh
Woodwork: Andrew Dodds

Style: Romanesque Revival. Tower

Historical Summary: It is the oldest church building of any Protestant denomination in continuous service in the old Northwest Territory. Dedication: July 25, 1841

Architectural Description: This is a multi-story church in the Romanesque Revival style built in 1838. The foundation is sandstone. Exterior walls are sandstone. The building has a front-gable roof clad in metal. Windows are stained glass. The original windows were made of opaque yellow glass. The stained glass windows you see today were installed between 1890-1910. They are made of Belgium stained glass with the colors fired in rather than painted on. Doors are original wood paneled.

- Historic Architecture Survey Database

National Register Building Details
106 N. Bench Street First Presbyterian Church C 1838 Romanesque Revival

- National Register Application

Presbyterian Denomination: Evangelical Presbyterian Church (USA)

Status: Active House of Worship

106 N Bench Street
Galena, Il USA

Date Built: 1838

Architect: Richard Bond

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