1000 S Bench St Galena, Illinois USA


Construction date: approximate 1840

Current name:




Historical Summary:

The first owner was Captain Hezekiah H. Gear. In 1827 he was a miner and smelter operator. He was elected to the State Senate in 1847. He was an early supporter of the Illinois Central Railroad.

Significant Owner(s):

1st owner: Hezekiah Gear


Status of Historic Designation:

Designated at National level : Galena Historic District

Area(s) of Significance:


Evaluation of Potential Eligibility:

Potentially eligible as a contributing resource

Architectural Description:

This is a 2-story domestic building in the Italianate style built ca. 1840. The foundation is limestone. Exterior walls are brick. The building has a hipped roof. Windows are original or historic wood 4/4 double- or single-hung; with molding. The porch is original or historic, Full-Width, One-Story; Wood materials; Deck roof; Chamfered supports. Doors are original or historic wood unglazed with transom; sidelights; Pilasters.

Description generated by RuskinARC.