Belvedere Mansion/ Galena, IL (USA), often called “The Crown Jewel of Galena,” This was the home of Joseph Russell Jones.
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Joseph’s time in Galena was the serving ground for his later years of service to his country ~ from US Marshal, to Chairman of the Republican Party, to businesses of steamboats, cotton and railroads. He was instrumental in carrying support for Grant’s campaign and triumph during the Civil War and Grant’s eventual place as President of the United States. His friendships are the hallmarks of a life well spent. ~ current owners of the Belvedere
The Belvedere Mansion and Gardens are open to the public from mid May to mid November. This 22 room private residence is truly lavish: the finest and “most often visted” Italianate mansion in Galena today.
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