123 N Commerce St Galena, Illinois USA

Market House

Construction date: 1845-46

Current name:

Galena Welcome Center/Old Market House


Thomas Blish, Architect


H. J. Stouffer, Builder


Greek Revival.

Cupola; Wings

Historical Summary:

Market stalls were located on the lower level. The City Council Chamber was on the second level.


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 meetinghouse in the Greek Revival style built in 1845-46. The building is rectangular in plan. The foundation is limestone. Exterior walls are brick; wood clapboard/siding. The building has a side and front gable roof clad in metal. Windows are original or historic wood 6/6 fixed; double. The porch is original, Full-width, one-story; Wood materials; Classical supports. Doors are original or historic wood paneled.

Description generated by RuskinARC.