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Plainfield in Will County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Plainfield House

 
 
Plainfield House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Fehrenbach, January 1, 1980
1. Plainfield House Marker
Inscription.  This was the site of the Arnold Tavern, first government franchised Post Office in present day Will County (1834-1845). The present building was the home of Dr. E.C. Wight, one of the first physicians in northern Illinois (1836), and a post-house which accommodated Chicago-Ottawa stage line passengers (1836-1886).
 
Erected 1967 by Will County Historical Society and The Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Illinois State Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 41° 36.692′ N, 88° 12.255′ W. Marker is in Plainfield, Illinois, in Will County. Marker is on West Main Street (Illinois Route 126) ¼ mile west of North Division Street (Illinois Route 59), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 24038 W Main St, Plainfield IL 60544, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Plainfield House (here, next to this marker); Overman-Brown-Buss Residence
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(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Regular Baptist Church Parsonage (approx. 0.2 miles away); Caton-Kelly-Wright House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Plainfield Congregational Meeting House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Plymouth Congregational Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Masonic Block Building Landmark (approx. 0.2 miles away); Downtown Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plainfield.
 
Plainfield House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Fehrenbach, January 1, 1980
2. Plainfield House Marker
marker is to the left of the front porch
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 14, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 11, 2019, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 282 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 11, 2019, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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