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Gilsey House Hotel

In part adapted from Wikipedia. Gilsey House was designed by Stephen Decatur Hatch for Peter Gilsey, a Danish immigrant merchant and city alderman.┬áIt was constructed from 1869 to 1871 at the cost of $350,000, and opened in 1872. The hotel … Continue reading

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Jefferson Market

From Wikipedia: The [Third Judicial] courthouse was completed in 1877, and in 1885 a panel of American architects sponsored by American Architect and Building News voted it the fifth most beautiful building in America. In the triangular block that housed … Continue reading

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