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Columbia in Monroe County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Miller-Fiege Home

Established in 1850

 
 
Miller-Fiege Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Smith, November 2, 2019
1. Miller-Fiege Home Marker
Inscription.  In 1850, Peter Wilheim Miller constructed this vernacular German cottage. It was his home adjacent to his blacksmith shop that provided shoes for horses and repaired farm equipment in the 1850s and 1860s. The blacksmith shop eventually became an automobile repair shop, which was torn down in the 1950s; however, the Miller-Fiege Home still remains.
 
Erected by Columbia Heritage and Preservation Comnission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureAnimalsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1850.
 
Location. 38° 26.541′ N, 90° 11.907′ W. Marker is in Columbia, Illinois, in Monroe County. Marker is on South Main Street just west of East Cherry Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 140 South Main St, Columbia IL 62236, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Roessler Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Columbia Star Printing Co (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Engine House & Faust Dry Goods (within shouting distance
The Miller-Fiege Home image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Smith, November 2, 2019
2. The Miller-Fiege Home
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of this marker); Gedern - Columbia Sister Cities since 1993 (within shouting distance of this marker); Columbia (within shouting distance of this marker); Breidecker House (within shouting distance of this marker); Franklin Inn & Buck Tavern (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Arlington Hotel & Saloon (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
 
Also see . . .  Miller-Fiege Home. Profile for the house on the Columbia, Illinois site (Submitted on November 2, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.) 
 
Plaque on the building image. Click for full size.
September 29, 2019
3. Plaque on the building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 30, 2019. This page has been viewed 94 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 2, 2019, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill.   3. submitted on September 30, 2019. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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