125 S Bench St Galena, Illinois USA

First Methodist Episcopal Church

Construction date: 1856

Current name:

Galena United Methodist Church

Architect:

Oliver Marble

Builder:

Stone mason - Strott and Recht. Brick mason - Thomas Scott and Company

Developer:

Marble and Smith

Style:

Gothic Revival.

Steeple

Historical Summary:

The 1,200 pound bell was installed in 1868. U.S. Grant and family attended church here.

 

Status of Historic Designation:

Designated at National level : Galena Historic District

Area(s) of Significance:

Architecture
Religion

Evaluation of Potential Eligibility:

Potentially eligible as a contributing resource

Architectural Description:

This is a 2-story church in the Gothic Revival style built in 1856. The foundation is not visible. Exterior walls are brick. The building has a front-gable roof clad in asphalt shingles. Windows are original wood 1/1 double- or single-hung, stained glass, round arch, stone sills and lintels. Doors are historic wood paneled.

Description generated by RuskinARC.