The Urinals of DeSoto House Hotel

The DeSoto House Hotel is "The oldest operating hotel in Illinois". It was opened in 1857 in Galena, IL.

Filed under: Hotels & Casinos

These pictures were sent in by MG. He writes: "This hotel originally had 5 floors (not counting the lower level), but the top two were removed "to materially enhance the safety of the building, besides relieving it of a large number of surplus rooms whose only occupants during the past ten years have been myriads of birds and bats."

"The first picture is from the restroom on the lower level. The second photo is from the restroom on the first floor."