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U.S. Grant Home 511 Bouthillier Street Galena (IL) September 2015 | by Ron Cogswell
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U.S. Grant Home 511 Bouthillier Street Galena (IL) September 2015

Per Wikipedia:

 

"This house located on a bluff in Galena (IL) is the former home of Ulysses S. Grant, the Union Civil War general and later 18th President of the United States.

 

The home was designed by William Dennison and constructed in 1859 - 1860.

 

The home was given to Grant by residents of Galena in 1865 as thanks for his war service, and has been maintained as a memorial to Grant since 1904.

 

Located on Bouthillier Street, the U.S. Grant Home State Historic Site is owned by the state of Illinois and managed by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency as a historic house museum with rooms furnished to represent a mid-1860s appearance.

 

Many of the furnishings belonged to the Grant family. Tours are given by interpreters dressed in period costumes. Information is given about Grant's activities during the Civil War up through his presidency.

 

The Grant Home was designated a National Historic Landmark in December 1960 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in October 1966, upon that program's inception.

 

The Grant House also lies within the Galena Historic District, designated in 1969. The district has more than 1,000 contributing properties."

 

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Taken on September 21, 2015