Old Main, Knox College

Knox College campus, Galesburg, Illinois. County/parish: Knox.

NRIS 66000323

1 contributing building.

Added to the National Register of Historic Places October 15, 1966.

From Wikipedia:

Old Main, Knox College

Old Main is the oldest building on the campus of Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. Completed in 1857, it is a distinctive Gothic Tudor design of Swedish architect Charles Ulricson. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1961 as one of the few surviving sites to host one of the famous 1858 Lincoln–Douglas debates. The building underwent a major restoration in the 1930s, which modernized its interior and restored its exterior.

(read more...)


  • Ulricson, Charles

Architectural styles:

  • No Style Listed

Significant persons associated with this site:

  • Lincoln, Abraham

National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/66000323