Now approved as a vacation rental - this historic home is in high demand - located in the downtown area of Galena. This federal style brick home dates back to 1842, and was one of the original nine Galena Breweries in the 1800's.
The house was extensively renovated in 2008 according to the design of architect and historic preservationist, Adam Johnson of Galena, and according to the Standards for Rehabilitation of the Illinois Secretary of the Interior, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, Springfield, Il, and the Galena Historic Preservation Commission.
All of the floors were refinished, walls and ceiling re-insulated, all plumbing, electricals, telephone/cable/wifi network, and central air replaced. Hot water underfloor heating installed on all floors including the fermentation cellars. Walls received meticulous sponging and stenciled painting treatments by Donna Slade. Some ceilings have custom treatments, all windows have custom Graber Crystal Pleat blinds and/or wood blinds. All rooms have recessed lighting and custom hanging lamps. Master bedroom bath with marble counter top, heated towel racks and walk in closet. Garages were refurbished. Includes an underground dog fence.
The original owner of this home was Peter Specht, who built the house in 1842, as a home and a facility for his brewing company called the “Illinois Brewery”. Peter Specht was a Bavarian brewmaster, and lived in Galena until his death in 1868 at the age of 68.
The house was included in the Historic American Buildings Survey by Chester Hart, Photographer February 4, 1934, and these photographs now reside in the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.
In 2009 the house was featured in Galena's annual parade of homes, and in 2010 the house recieved the Jo Mead Historic Preservation Award from the Galena Cultural Arts Alliance
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