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 Welcome to Galena's Marine Hospital located in Northwestern Illinois! Just out of downtown, several blocks off the highway, down a gravel bike trail, brings you to the private drive of this wonderful historic edifice. 6,300 square foot of space on three floors. Just waiting for restoration or adaptive reuse as a single family home, corporate retreat, etc. Very private location. A Magnificent, detailed stair-case winds from the basement up to the belvedere, which offers fantastic views of the city and surrounding farms. The upper floors offer large rooms, the largest being 32x17 foot. The ceilings on these floors measure 12 and 14 foot. Doors and windows are man-sized, with the front door measuring 4x9 foot. It is designed for 45 windows in total. The quality of the construction is second to none. It was built on bedrock, and unlike many buildings of this age, virtually no settling has occured. The hospital sits in the middle of approximately eleven, mostly wooded acres, with many black walnut and other trees. There is a 239 year old white oak on the grounds that measures over twelve foot in diameter. There are bluffs, clearings and trails on the property. There are two partial stone foundations on the grounds, one of which is believed to be from the admitting building, as it is down by the river were the steamboats would have docked. The property is fenced, within the city limits, and currently zoned AG. At the present, it is being used for grazing.    
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All of the non-supporting walls have been removed from the upper floors leaving four large rooms on each floor, not including very large hallways. All walls in the basement, or first floor, are still present. This floor includes the kitchen, laundry room, vegetable storage room, the furnace room, family dinning room, 1/2 bath, and closet as well as a hallway. All of the original plumbing fixtures have been removed. The basement is heated by a oil fired boiler and baseboard units. There is also an operating wood stove in the kitchen. Some of the windows have been replaced, others need repair or replacement. No windows are included in the belvedere. These will be large, measuring over 4 by 8 foot. The porches have been removed but the original stone footings are still on the property. Much of the costly to replace, original moulding and trim is still present. The original staircase is 99% intact. The belvedere was reconstructed sometime ago sparing no expense. A new well was drilled in 1996. The caretaker for the property is willing to stay on. 2015 taxes $4,111.84. Priced at $749,000. A fraction of the replacement cost of the structure alone. All purchase offers will be considered. Make a super estate...adjoining 100+ acres with river frontage is possibly also available for purchase!  PLEASE NOTE : The Marine Hospital IS NOT A "DRIVE BY." It cannot be seen from the road. In addition, it is fenced off with various livestock running about the grounds.           
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