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Hegeler Carus Mansion

aSalle County is home to some fascinating historical sites, tours and museums to explore! From larger than life murals to marvelous mansions, here are five locations where history comes alive in the county.


1307 7th Street • LaSalle 815-224-6543 • Designed by W. W. Boyington, the famed Chicago Water Tower architect, LaSalle’s Hegeler Carus Mansion has remained virtually unaltered since it’s completion in 1876. This 16,000sq. foot mansion features 56 rooms spread across 7 levels. The interior is just as inspiring as the exterior, with its intricate parquet floors and hand-painted ceilings. This National Landmark is open for tours, year-round. To see available tours visit their website or call 815-224-6543.


100 W. Lafayette Street • Ottawa 815-433-6100 • The Reddick Mansion, a wonderfully unique landmark, stands at the corners of Columbus and Lafayette streets in Ottawa, overlooking the Lincoln Douglas Debate Site. This 150+ year old, 22-room, Italianate mansion has been meticulously restored to the 19th century, after decades of being used as the town’s public library. Now, the mansion is opened year-round for tours, Fri. – Mon.



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