1004 Park Ave Galena, Illinois USA

Hunkins House

Construction date: approximate 1846

Current name:

Annie Wiggins Guest House

Style:

Greek Revival

Historical Summary:

Hunkins was contractor for Illinois Central RR from 1838-1840; Lead mining and smelting - 1842-1845; Constructed Spring and Meeker St. bridges in 1847-48; President and superintendent of Galena and Southern RR in 1875. Large addition built approx 1857.

Significant Owner(s):

First owner - Darius Hunkins, who arrived in Galena in 1838

 

Status of Historic Designation:

Designated at National level : Galena Historic District

Area(s) of Significance:

Architecture

Evaluation of Potential Eligibility:

Potentially eligible as a contributing resource

Architectural Description:

This is a 2-story domestic building in the Greek Revival style built ca. 1846. The foundation is limestone. Exterior walls are brick. The building has a side-gable roof. Windows are original wood 6/6 double- or single-hung, round arch, with molding. The porch is original or historic, Full-height entry; Wood materials; Front-gable roof; Classical supports. Doors are original or historic wood paneled with transom, sidelights, pilasters.

Description generated by RuskinARC.