former Jo Daviess County Jail - Galena, Illinois
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
N 42° 25.130 W 090° 25.557
15T E 711779 N 4699490
Quick Description: This former County Jail, a three-story red brick Italianate (not Second Empire as listed National Register application) is located at 319 Meeker Street in Galena, Illinois.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 5/13/2019 7:10:40 PM
Waymark Code: WM10J6X
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
Views: 1

Long Description:
Jail Hill Inn offers gracious lodging for a perfect getaway. A true gem, the inn delivers the ultimate in relaxation, luxury accommodations and location. Tucked away, yet close enough to walk to Galena’s historic Main Street, the 135-year-old, 4-story brick building (which served as the county jail for nearly 100 years) has been lovingly transformed into Galena’s premier bed and breakfast inn by innkeeper Matthew Carroll.

- Jail Hill Inn Website

Current name: Jo Daviess County Jail

Style: Italianate. Dormers

Architectural Description: This is a 3-story jail in the Italianate style built ca. 1870. The foundation is limestone. Exterior walls are brick; limestone. The building has a mansard roof clad in metal. Windows are original or historic wood 4/4 double-or-single hung. Doors are original or historic wood glazed; paneled with transom.

- Historic Architecture Survey Database

National Register Building Details
319 Meeker Street Jo Daviess County Jail C 1878 Second Empire

- National Register Application

319 Meeker Street
Galena, Il USA

Open to the public: No

Jail is now a renovated bed and breakfast - one of the top B&B's in the country.


Web link: [Web Link]

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