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Galena Historic District - Galena, Illinois
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty
N 42° 24.948 W 090° 25.753
15T E 711520 N 4699145
Quick Description: Galena is a small town located in the northwest corner of the state of Illinois. It is well known for its collection of historic architecture with 80 percent of its buildings listed on the National Historic Register.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 7/25/2007 2:20:38 PM
Waymark Code: WM1X8Q
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member snfromky
Views: 52

Long Description:
The town of Galena is located in the northwest corner of the state of Illinois. It was a very prosperous industrial town in the 1800's but later seemed to be heading towards obscurity. However, the community has capitalized on its gorgeous collection of architecture and the town is now a popular area for tourist. A full 80 percent of the buildings in the town are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and many of the homes have become beautiful bed and breakfasts.

The coordinates for this waymark have been taken in the center of town, however be sure to venture all over the town so as not to miss some of the spectacular Victorian and Georgian mansions on the hillsides.
Street address:
Galena and environs (listed in the database)
Galena, IL USA
61036


County / Borough / Parish: Jo Daviess

Year listed: 1969

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1800-1874

Historic function: Domestic

Current function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic, Education, Government, Industry/Processing/Extraction, Landscape, Recreation And Culture, Religion, Transportation

Privately owned?: yes

Season start / Season finish: From: 1/1/2007 To: 12/31/2007

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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