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OLDEST--Protestant church building in continuous use in old Northwest Territory - Galena, Illinois
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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 8:31:57 PM
Waymark Code: WM10JTW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni
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Long Description:
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.

- ruskinarc.com Historic Architecture Survey Database



National Register Building Details
 
ADDRESS HIST. PROPERTY NAME C or N/C DATE STYLE, FORM, TYPE
106 N. Bench Street First Presbyterian Church C 1838 Romanesque Revival

- National Register Application

Type of documentation of superlative status: website

Location of coordinates: Front steps of church

Web Site: [Web Link]

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