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Home > Illinois > Galena > Senator Elihu B. Washburne House, 908 Third Street, Galena, Jo Daviess County, IL



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B&W Photos
Historic American Buildings Survey Chester Hart, Photographer, Feb
HB438152
Historic American Buildings Survey Chester Hart, Photographer, Feb
Historic American Buildings Survey Chester Hart, Photographer, Feb
HB438153
Historic American Buildings Survey Chester Hart, Photographer, Feb
Historic American Buildings Survey Chester Hart, Photographer, Feb
HB438154
Historic American Buildings Survey Chester Hart, Photographer, Feb
Historic American Buildings Survey Chester Hart, Photographer, Feb
HB438155
Historic American Buildings Survey Chester Hart, Photographer, Feb
Historic American Buildings Survey Chester Hart, Photographer, Feb
HB438156
Historic American Buildings Survey Chester Hart, Photographer, Feb
Historic American Buildings Survey Chester Hart, Photographer Detail Of Mantel (south Wall-living Room)
HB438157
Historic American Buildings Survey Chester Hart, Photographer Detail Of Mantel (south Wall-living Room)


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Item Title


Location
908 Third Street, Galena, IL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS IL-26-19
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-28; N1082).
Building/structure dates: 1850 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1860 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1910 subsequent work
0.2006
Significance: Begun in 1843 in the Greek Revival style. In 1859, the house was doubled in size with an addition in the rear. The following year, projecting bay windows and a porch were added to the south elevation, and these reflect the Italianate style. In 1968, it was purchased by Illinois. The 2-story brick building with partial basement was initially designed and superintended in construction by its owner, Elihu B. Washburne (1816-1887), attorney, friend, and benefactor of U.S. Grant. Washburne would later serve in Grant's cabinet as Secretary of State and Ambassador to France.

Subjects
Greek Revival Architectural Elements
Italianate Architectural Elements
Houses


Related Names
Washburne, Elihu B.


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey Chester Hart, Photographer, Feb. 1, 1934 VIEW FROM SOUTH WEST
2. Historic American Buildings Survey Chester Hart, Photographer, Feb. 1, 1934 VIEW FROM SOUTH EAST
3. Historic American Buildings Survey Chester Hart, Photographer, Feb. 2, 1934 VIEW FROM NORTH EAST
4. Historic American Buildings Survey Chester Hart, Photographer, Feb. 2, 1934 DETAIL OF STAIR HALL
5. Historic American Buildings Survey Chester Hart, Photographer, Feb. 2, 1934 DETAIL OF NEWEL POST
6. Historic American Buildings Survey Chester Hart, Photographer DETAIL OF MANTEL (South Wall-Living Room)


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