Jail Hill Inn - Galena, Illinois
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N 42° 25.130 W 090° 25.557
15T E 711779 N 4699490
Quick Description: This three-story red brick Italianate (not Second Empire as listed National Register application) is located at 319 Meeker Street in Galena, Illinois. This is one of the premier B&B's in the US.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 5/13/2019 7:25:16 PM
Waymark Code: WM10J6Y
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
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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.

Due to its unique hillside location, the inn offers sweeping views from stately windows (some 9 feet tall). The third-story back deck overlooking the beautifully landscaped yard is a treasured haven for guests to relax and enjoy a glass of wine.

Each of Jail Hill Inn’s spacious multi-room private suites features:

A luxurious king size bed with fine linens and pillows
A sitting area with ornate gas fireplace
Kohler bathroom with either a steam shower or bubble massage tub
Wet bar with a small refrigerator, microwave and Keurig coffee system
Aveda personal care products
Smart TV
Bluetooth-enabled sound system
A nightly wine and cheese reception
Chocolates and chilled champagne in suite upon arrival
A daily three-course, made-from-scratch gourmet breakfast in the first floor dining room
Warm hospitality and personalized service

- 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.

- ruskinarc.com Historic Architecture Survey Database

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

- National Register Application

Name: Jail House Inn

319 Meeker Street
Galena, Il USA

Phone Number: 815-534-1906

Web Site URL: [Web Link]

Proprietor/Owner: Matthew Carroll

Dates/Seasons Open: year round

Number of Rooms: 6

Geographical Setting: Small Town/Village

Special Features: former County Jail

Menu Specialties: three course gourmet breakfast

Area Attractions:
Galena is a small town, shopping mecca. Former home of General Ulysses S. Grant is in town.

Languages Spoken: Not listed

Rating: Not listed

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