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The Wagner House, located in the historic Wagner Print Building, is a three-story industrial warehouse in downtown Freeport, Illinois. The building was built in 1903 and was one of the first buildings that had electricity in Freeport. Established in 1853 and incorporated on March 9, 1912, the Wagner Building was home to the German-born Wagner Family who, like Freeport, has a long and interesting history. Wilhelm Wagner, the founder of the Wagner Printing Company, published and printed the first edition of the Deutscher Anzeiger newspaper in 1858. This prosperous German newspaper had an excellent reputation for promoting loyalty, fidelity, and good citizenship and covered the Lincoln-Douglas debate among other historically notable events.

The Wagner House also served as an industrial manufacturing spot for textiles and fashion. For four generations, the business did not change hands, and the present Wagner company pledged to continue their record of quality printing and letterpress and are still in business today. In 2013, The Wagner building was sold to Bill Green to redevelop and re-imagine it, creating a wine bar, business incubator, and beautiful event space.

Since 1903

A Full Bar & Restaurant in Freeport, Illinois


If you’re looking for spectacular food, drinks, and company, pop in at The Wagner House! Our staff are friendly, knowledgeable and will treat you with the greatest care. Everything we have is made from scratch to the highest quality, so you, our customer, will leave with nothing but high spirits! Whether you’re dining in or booking an event, The Wagner House will give you memories to cherish forever.


  • 1 E Spring St Ste 4338
  • Freeport, IL 61032
  • US


(815) 232-4408

For an appointment, call during office hours or email.


Tuesday | 11am - 4pm

Wednesday - Thursday | 11am - 9pm

Friday - Saturday | 11 am – 10 pm

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