Grace Episcopal Church, Galena, Illinois

This image shows the neo-Gothic tower and entrance to the Grace Episcopal Church of Galena, Illinois. It is the oldest Episcopal Church in the Chicago Diocese.

Color Photo by Joe E. Clark

The description states:

GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH, GALENA, ILLINOIS

Founded 1827, erected 1847. Stained glass windows imported from Belgium. The delicate silvery tones of the 1838 one-manual organ have been strengthened by an electric blower.

–The term one manual means a single keyboard, which indicates a simpler design than most organs known today, which have multiple keyboards.

This postcard likely dates from the 1950s.

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