Finding new life for an iconic house

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NELSON STILLMAN HOUSE

An iconic house finds new life with a historical society.

 

Challenge: The Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society became the new stewards of an historic house that had undergone numerous additions and alterations and sought to understand the construction history of the site in order to activate the building and further the historical society's mission.

Success: New History worked with Minneapolis-based MSR, volunteers and staff of the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society, and the Jeffris Family Foundation to develop an Historic Structure Report to aid in the reactivation of the nationally-designated property.

LOCATION

Galena, IL

PROJECT YEAR

2018

CONSTRUCTED

1858