Villa Kathrine

532 Gardner Expressway
Quincy, Ill. 62306


Monday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.


The Villa Kathrine is a unique example of Mediterranean architecture in the Midwest. The Villa is located on a bluff with a breath-taking view of the Mississippi River. Built for Quincy native and world traveler George Metz, and based on his sketches and photos of villas in various parts of the Mediterranean, the Villa is built with stucco-covered brick and trimmed with local material.

It has a number of interesting features, including a "harem" room and a courtyard, which surrounds a marble mosaic reflecting pool. Metz lived in his Villa alone, accompanied by his 200-pound dog, a Mastiff named "Bingo".