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U.S. Grant House, Bouthillier & Fourth Street, Galena, Jo Daviess County, IL



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Item Title


Location
Bouthillier & Fourth Street, Galena, IL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS IL-1221
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N1086).
0.2006
Significance: The U.S. Grant Home State Historic Site comprises several structures, the most important of which is the Italianate style house, constructed in 1859 and given to General Grant in 1865. In 1931, Illinois acquired the house and eventually restored it. The 2-story red brick building with 1-story kitchen wing was designed by William Dennison, whose original drawings survive. The house was built for Alexander J. Jackson and constructed by Daniel Farr and Joseph Maefefete. In 1865, a group of townsfolk led by Elihu B. Washburne, Grant's friend and benefactor, purchased the house. With much fanfare, the house was conveyed to Grant on June 16, 1865.

Subjects
Italianate Architectural Elements
Houses
Historic House Museums


Related Names
Grant, Ulysses S.
Dennison, William
Jackson, Alexander J.
Farr, Daniel
Maefefete, Joseph


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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