Steamboat Gothic Homes, Galena, IL

This image shows two pre-Civil war homes built in the style of the steamboats of the era, and thus the term Steamboat Gothic Architecture.

Color Photo by Joe E. Clark

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Two Pre-Civil War Homes in historic Galena in northwestern Illinois. Here are splendid examples of the “steam-boat architecture”.

–The gothic nature of the design is evident in the tall, narrow, round top window shapes. This image likely dates from the 1950s.

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