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Hegeler Carus Mansion, LaSalle

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The Hegeler Carus Mansion, located at 1307 Seventh Street in La Salle, Illinois is one of the Midwest's great Second Empire structures. Completed in 1876 for Edward C. Hegeler, a partner in the nearby Matthiessen Hegeler Zinc Company, the mansion was designed in 1874 by noted Chicago architect William W. Boyington. The mansion is now owned and operated by the Hegeler Carus Foundation, and is open to the public. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2007.

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  • My wife and I took the short tour during memorial weekend. We were so intrigued we had to see more. So we came back and took the extended tour. Tricia was our amazing guide who has so much in depth...  more »
  • We took the general tour and immensely enjoyed the experience. Our tour guide Trisha was utterly outstanding. She knew so many granular details that brought the house alive. We only skimmed the...  more »
  • I'm not a huge on historical landmarks, but this was something my husband and I decided to go on our weekend getaway as sort of a "time waster" on a sad rainy day. I've got to say, I definitely enjoyed it a ton and got a lot more out of it than I anticipated. We only toured a small section of the mansion, and there's so much to talk about within an hour. I may consider coming back for the full tour in the future. Noah was also a great tour guide. Thank you for up keeping this landmark and showing it's history to the public. I thoroughly enjoyed!
  • What a gem! There is a rich history in the people who lived here and beautiful architecture and craftsmanship in the building. We took the 50 minute tour and enjoyed the main floor of the house. If you schedule in advance, they provide a 4 hour tour of the whole house, but these are limited. It sounds intriguing. They are working to restore the building and rely on visitors and donations. It's worth the visit!
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