Across the tracks from the Joliet Slammers baseball stadium is this grand stately Mansion. It was built in 1873. by wealthy railroad magnate, Jacob A. Henry. The three-story, red brick Second Empire/Italian Renaissance style structure is built on Joliet limestone. The front and side porch roofs are made with single slabs of limestone. Henry hired craftsmen from Germany to finish the interior and it has elaborate polished walnut woodwork, massive carved pocket doors, original wood mantles, and a solid walnut staircase. The home is now a public venue and a popular place for weddings and banquets.
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