401 4th Street

Galena, IL
$ 379,000 Beds 2 Baths 3
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Be part of Galena's rich past with this unique historic home set on a magnificent 1+ acre lot overlooking historic Galena. Now known as The Dowman House, many original details have been preserved in this 1891 home that once served as the East Side School. The result is a special blend of historic character with modern updates. You enter into a dedicated foyer with double door entry and leaded glass transom windows. The large, lofty living area is ideal for entertaining. The great room includes 12-foot ceilings, a wood-burning fireplace and large windows with vintage shutters on three sides. A lofted seating area includes a wet bar and opens out to a deck. The lower level includes a kitchen, family room, sunroom, and another full bath. Other features include a beamed ceiling, stone walls and a fireplace, and a wine closet. A former classroom, the upper level includes two bedrooms, a full bath, and a spacious den/sleeping loft. This beautifully landscaped property has a terrace, koi pond, mature trees, and a circular gravel driveway. It is ideal as a weekend home or the ultimate staycation. The hometown of President Ulysses S. Grant, Galena is known for its historic downtown, charming shops, superb dining, and nearby golf courses and skiing areas. It is located in the Illinois Driftless Area, a region noted for its high hills, deep river valleys and scenic beauty.


  • Price
  • $ 379,000
  • Lot Size
  • 1.03 Acres
  • Bedrooms
  • 2
  • Full Bathrooms
  • 3
  • Year Built
  • 1891
  • Half Bathrooms
  • 0
  • City, Zip
  • Galena
  • Taxes
  • 9051
  • County
  • Style
  • Area
  • Galena
  • MLS#
  • 10791140
  • Zip
  • 61036
Listing Provided by: Engel & Voelkers Chicago



Age 100+ Years
Assessment Includes None
Built Before 1978 Yes
County Jo Daviess
Detached Type 2 Stories
Directions Take US Rte 20 west. Turn right on Boggess Street. Turn right on 4th Street.
District Elementary School 120
District High School 120
District Middle/Junior School 120
Electric Circuit Breakers
Exposure N (North), S (South), E (East), W (West)
Exterior Features Balcony, Patio, Storms/Screens
Full Baths 3
General Information None
HOA Fee Frequency Not Applicable
Interior Features Bar-Wet, Hardwood Floors, 1st Floor Full Bath
New Construction No
Ownership Fee Simple
Parking Space/s
Rehab Yes
Sewer Sewer-Public
Special Assessments No
Status Pending
Tax Year 2019
Taxes 9051.84
Waterfront No
Year Built 1891

Interior Features

2nd Bedroom Flooring Hardwood
Additional Rooms Sunroom
Addtl Room 1 Flooring Hardwood
Addtl Room 4 Name Deck
Addtl Room 6 Name Deck
Air Conditioning Space Pac
Attic Interior Stair, Unfinished
Basement English
Basement Bathrooms (y/n) Yes
Basement Description Finished
Bedroom 2 Dimensions 12X09
Bedroom 2 Level/Floor 2nd Level
Corporate Limits Galena
Dining Room Combined w/ FamRm
Dining Room Dimensions COMBO
Dining Room Level Lower
Equipment Ceiling Fan
Family Room Dimensions 17X22
Family Room Flooring Other
Fireplace Features Wood Burning, Wood Burning Stove
Fireplace Locations Family Room, Living Room, Master Bedroom
Fireplaces 3
Heater Fuel Type Gas, Forced Air
Kitchen Appliances Oven-Double, Microwave, Dishwasher, Washer, Dryer, Cooktop
Kitchen Dimensions 09X17
Kitchen Level Lower
Kitchen Type Eating Area-Table Space, Island, Pantry-Closet
Laundry Features In Unit
Laundry Level/Floor Not Applicable
Living Room Dimensions 27X23
Living Room Flooring Hardwood
Living Room Level/Floor Main Level
Master Bath Full
Master Bed Dimensions 12X16
Master Bedroom Flooring Hardwood
Master Bedroom Level 2nd Level
Multiple Pin Numbers (y/n) No
Off-market Date 2020-08-09T05:00:00
Other Room 1 Dimensions 09X08
Other Room 2 Dimensions 12X28
Other Room 3 Dimensions 15X13
Other Room 4 Dimensions 08X14
Other Room 4 Level Main Level
Other Room 6 Dimensions 04X12
Other Room 6 Level 2nd Level
Other Room 7 Level Not Applicable
Rooms List Foyer, Den, Sun/Florida Room, Deck
Street Suffix Street
Total Bathrooms 3
Total Rooms 7

Exterior Features

City Galena
Acreage 1.03
Disability Access And/or Equipped No
Driveway Gravel, Circular
Foundation Details Stone
Lot Dimensions 300 X 223.91 X 200 X 75 X 100 X 150
Lot Features Wooded, Mature Trees
Lot Size Area 1.0-1.99 Acres
Parking Ownership N/A
Total Parking 3
Water Source Public


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Master On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

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Based on the average sale price from the Rochelle, IL office

  • Monthly Principal & interest $1,939
  • Monthly Property Taxes $1,062
  • Monthly Home Insurance $67
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Elementary School Unknown Elementary School
Middle School Unknown Middle School
High School Unknown High School

Price History

7/22/2020 Listed $379,000

Property vs Zip Code Average in 61036

AVG $180K
AVG $4,193
AVG 12
Year Built
AVG 1950
AVG 28
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401 4th Street Galena, IL is a Single Family Home for sale at $379000 and a lot size of 1.03 Acres Acre(s). 401 4th Street Galena has 2 bedrooms, 3 baths and was built in 1891. The property's zip code is 61036 which is in Galena, IL

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