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Vandalia in Fayette County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Charters Hotel

 
 
The Charters Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, January 3, 2020
1. The Charters Hotel Marker
Inscription.  The Charters Hotel stood on this very site. It was built around 1820 and operated by John Charters until November 1835. At that time it was acquired by Thomas Redmond who operated the establishment under the name of Sign of the Green Tree. Advertisements of that day stated the Charters Hotel could comfortably accommodate 100 people. The Charters Hotel was a highly visible landmark in the Vandalia community of the 1830's, easily recognized by everyone.
 
Erected 2019.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1820.
 
Location. 38° 57.648′ N, 89° 5.69′ W. Marker is in Vandalia, Illinois, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of West Gallatin Street and South 4th Street, on the right when traveling west on West Gallatin Street. Marker is mounted to the wall of Charters Patio. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 West Gallatin Street, Vandalia IL 62471, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Second State Capitol (within shouting distance of this marker); Madonna of the Trail
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Cumberland Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Public Printer (within shouting distance of this marker); Flack's Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); First Elective Office (within shouting distance of this marker); First Protest Against Slavery (within shouting distance of this marker); Vandalia (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vandalia.
 
More about this marker. This is a marker that replaced one (erected by the Illinois State Historical Society) that stood outside the building, when it was Capitol View Steakhouse. On June 4, 2018, the building was destroyed by fire and the restaurant never re-opened. It is said by the building's new owner that the markers that once stood here were taken away, while they were not damaged. An event space (Charters Patio) opened at that site during the Summer of 2019.
 
The Charters Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, January 3, 2020
2. The Charters Hotel Marker
Mounted on the patio wall
Walking Tour of Historic Locations image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, January 3, 2020
3. Walking Tour of Historic Locations
This map is placed next to the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 14, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 243 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 14, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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