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N 57 B 248 C 8 E Jun 28, 2020 F Aug 4, 2020
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A view of the Illinois Central Railroad Depot in Galena, Illinois. The Italianate depot was constructed in 1857. This is purportedly the depot that U.S. Grant, who moved his family to Galena in 1860 before the start of the Civil War, boarded on his way to Washington, D.C. after his election as the 18th President of the United States in 1868. In recent years it has been used as an office for the Chamber of Commerce and a visitors center. The building is currently closed.

The depot is a contributing structure to the Galena Historic District which encompasses 85 percent of the City of Galena and includes more than 800 properties. The district was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1969, with modifications in 2013.

Galena is the seat of Jo Daviess County in the northwest corner of Illinois. This is the unglaciated area of northwestern Illinois. The rolling hills, history and abundant 19th century architecture draws visitors from throughout the country. The estimated population of Galena in 2019 was 3,158.

If you've ever seen the movie "The Field of Dreams," you've already had a glimpse of Galena as it was one of the shooting locations for the film. It is here where the city night scenes were shot as Ray, played by Kevin Costner, meets "Doc" Graham, played by Burt Lancaster, and tries to convince him to come with him to Iowa.

Tags:   Galena Jo Daviess County Northwestern Northern Illinois IL Architecture Railroad Tracks Depot Station Illinois Central Railroad Depot Galena Depot Architectural Style Italianate Galena Historic District Contributing Structure National Register of Historic Places NRHP Reference # 6900056 13000854 Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

N 87 B 432 C 12 E Jun 28, 2020 F Aug 3, 2020
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A view of the northeast corner of N. Main and E. Front Street in Stockton's business district. On the corner is the Kringle Building at 101 N. Main St. This handsome commercial building was designed by Peter Schroeder, who also was the primary architect of the W. E. White building shown previously. Constructed in 1897, the architectural style is Queen Anne.

The mural seen on the E. Front St. side of the building is the work of Chris Shannon, a member of All River Road Talent, a collection of artists and crafters. The first wall painting done by Shannon in Stockton was the large sunset with cows "Welcome To Stockton" mural shown in my Main Street post. Murals can be found on several of the buildings in Stockton's small but colorful business district.

The Village of Stockton is located in Jo Daviess County and is approximately 28 miles ESE of Galena, the county seat. The estimated population of Stockton in 2019 was 1,712.

Stockton is best known as the birthplace of the Kraft Corporation. In 1914, the Kraft Brothers opened a cheese factory in Stockton, and operated it until Kraft sold the facility in 1998. This was the first cheese plant opened by J.L. Kraft.

Tags:   Stockton Jo Daviess County Illinois IL Commercial Buildings Architecture Street View Downtown Business District Main Street Front Street Kringle Building 101 N. Main St. Architect Peter Schroeder Architectural Style Queen Anne Late Victorian Mural Wall Mural Wall Painting Artist Chris Shannon Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

N 78 B 478 C 10 E Jun 28, 2020 F Aug 2, 2020
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A view of the east side of S. Main Street from Front Street in the heart of Stockton's business district. Most of the commercial buildings in this block date to the late 19th and early 20th century. The Village of Stockton is located in Jo Daviess County and is approximately 28 miles ESE of Galena, the county seat. The estimated population of Stockton in 2019 was 1,712.

Stockton is best known as the birthplace of the Kraft Corporation. In 1914, the Kraft Brothers opened a cheese factory in Stockton, and operated it until Kraft sold the facility in 1998. This was the first cheese plant opened by J.L. Kraft.

Tags:   Stockton Jo Daviess County Illinois IL Commercial Buildings Architecture Street View Downtown Business District Main Street Front Street Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

N 83 B 501 C 11 E Jun 28, 2020 F Aug 1, 2020
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A southwesterly view looking toward the Mississippi River and the eastern bluffs of Iowa from Horseshoe Mound Preserve in Jo Daviess County, Located in the northwestern corner of Illinois, Jo Daviess County is known for its scenic stretches of road and valley views, and for Galena, its picturesque county seat.

Tags:   Jo Daviess County Illinois IL Rural Landscape Scenic View Mississippi River Hills Farms Farmland Season Summer Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

N 107 B 521 C 13 E Jun 28, 2020 F Jul 31, 2020
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Jo Daviess County, located in the northwestern corner of Illinois, is known for its scenic stretches of road and valley views, and for Galena, its picturesque county seat.

Tags:   Jo Daviess County Illinois IL Route 78 Rural Landscape Agriculture Sunset Golden Hour Canon EOS 5D Mark IV


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