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The Gaylord Building played a vital role in one of the great enterprises of the 19th century: the Illinois & Michigan Canal. A landmark since 1838, its many tenants and uses exemplify the canal’s commercial success as the key to mastery of the American mid-continent.
This handsome limestone warehouse originally stored canal construction materials and later housed a variety of commercial ventures.
Today it is a national example of adaptive re-use and serves as a gateway to the I&M Canal National Heritage Corridor. Guests can explore the heritage of the region in the exhibition galleries, and dine in the renowned Public Landing Restaurant.
The Gaylord Building is a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Gallery Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday
Closed Mondays and major holidays
200 W. 8th Street
Contact Person: Mark Harmon