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The Dowling House


category : Historic Homes
The Dowling House is Illinois' oldest stone structure--Galena's oldest home, built in 1826 as a trading post/residence. Furnished with primitives and Galena Pottery. 30-minute tours. Brill's Trolley Tours tickets.


Hours: Seasonal Hours
Address: 220 Diagonal St.
Phone: 815-777-1250

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