Completed in 1876, this stately Second Empire masterpiece is a National Landmark. Designed by W. W. Boyington, architect of the famous Chicago Water Tower, the structure remains virtually unaltered. The Mansion, which has seven levels, fifty-seven rooms, and approximately 16,000 square feet, is as unique on the interior as it is on the exterior. The home boasts beautiful intricate parquet floors and hand painted ceilings.
The Hegeler Carus Mansion was also a site for historic accomplishments in industry, philosophy, publishing, and religion. Visitors today experience the grandeur of a bygone era and the heritage of a fascinating family whose history is woven tightly with that of the Illinois Valley and the United States, as well as internationally.
One hour tours are available Wednesday through Sunday at noon, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm.
1307 7th Street – LaSalle, IL 61301
August Fiedler was a very talented German-American interior designer, architect, and furniture maker working in the Chicago area in the late 19th century.