First Presbyterian Church, Galena, Illinois

This image shows the front and spire of the First Presbyterian Church, the oldest Presbyterian church in continuous use in the Old Northwest Territory.

Color Photo by Joe. E. Clark

The description states:

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, GALENA, ILLINOIS

Founded 1828, erected 1838, oldest Presbyterian church in Illinois in continuous use.

–The structure is an iconic style for American churches, with the towering spire over the main entryway. Most churches of this type were built of wood, but with very similar design and layout.

This postcard likely dates from the 1950s.

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