Old Main - Knox College

Old Main - Knox College Galesburg Illinois


Stock #: 234510
Type: Postcard
Era: Chrome
City: Galesburg
State: Illinois (IL)
County: Knox
Publisher: Es-n-Lens Photos
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Old Main is the only existing site of one of the famous 1858 senatorial debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas and has been designated a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior. Here Lincoln first expressed his views on slavery. Architecturally, Old Main is one of the most important pre-Civil War buildings in the Midwest. Built in the most respected style of the day-Collegiate Gothic-Old Main received high praise upon its completion in 1857 and is still recognized today as a building of architectural distinction
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