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Villa Kathrine

532 Gardner Expressway, Quincy, Illinois 62306 USA

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huis in Illinois, Verenigde Staten van Amerika

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jmckenz

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May 17, 2017

The Tourist Information Center for Quincy, Illinois is located in the beautiful Villa Kathrine, which is a unique example of Mediterranean-style architecture. Built as a home in 1900 on the bluff overlooking the famous Mississippi River, it is on the National Register of Historic Places, Illinois Register of Historic Places, and Quincy Local Landmarks.

Built for Quincy native & world traveler W. George Metz, and based on his sketches of villas in various parts of the Islamic world, the Villa was built and trimmed with local materials. George Behrensmeyer was the architect.

The exterior is modeled after the Villa ben Ahben in Morocco, and the interior has a number of interesting features, including a courtyard with an overlooking balcony surrounding a marble mosaic reflecting pool. A replica of the Mosque of Thais in Tunisia surmounts the main tower with waving stripes as decoration covered by a dome.

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Villa Kathrine

532 Gardner Expressway
Quincy, Illinois
62306 USA

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  • Sun: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Mon - Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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