222 S Main St Galena, Illinois USA

Commercial building

Construction date: approximate 1859

Current name:

The Blueberry Cottage




Historical Summary:

Galena Daily Courier
23 June 1859

More Improvements

On the site of the late fire on Main street, P. Marsden is about putting up a splendid brick store, fully equal to that destroyed. It will be three stories on Main street, 20 feet front, with the same front as the De Soto House, and running through to Commerce street, 120 feet deep. The basement will be fitted up for wholesale rooms; the first story as general sales room and counting house. The upper stories will also be used in the wholesale department. The building will be fireproof, with a brick cornice and tin or galvanized iron roof. Marble and Smith are the builders, J. C. Smith superintendent. When completed, it will be occupied by J. A. Packard & Co., Wholesale Dry Goods House, the occupants of Marsden’s building before the fire.

Significant Owner(s):

P. Marsden


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 3-story commercial building in the Italianate style built ca. 1859. The building is rectangular; wedge in plan. The foundation is limestone. Exterior walls are brick; limestone. The building has a flat roof. Windows are original wood 1/1 double hung; storefront; transom. Doors are original wood; glass glazed; recessed entry with transom.

Description generated by RuskinARC.