Two months ago I travelled to Galena, Illinois and I saw a number of grand homes in the historic town. Most of the mansions are bed and breakfasts, such as the Stillman Inn on the upper left.
On the right is the Ryan Mansion, which says its Galena's largest mansion. I didn't see any bigger ones when I was there.
On the lower left is the Ulysses S. Grant home, which is within walking distance of the Stillman Inn. The Grant house, owned by the state, does not accept overnight guests.
Hat tip to Prairie Bluestem for the post idea.
Midwestern Presidential Pathway: Ulysses S. Grant Home
Midwestern Presidential Pathway: Where Grant worked as a clerk
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