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Carlinville in Macoupin County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Original Site of the Ariston Cafe, 1924

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, January 14, 2020
1. Original Site of the Ariston Cafe, 1924 Marker
Inscription.  This is the second oldest building on the Square. It was built in 1854 and was also the first building on the Square to be three stories tall.

In 1924, Greek immigrant Pete Adam opened the Ariston Restaurant here. Business boomed two years later when the Square became part of the original U.S. Route 66.

When Route 66 was moved east to Litchfield, Illinois, in 1930, Adam moved his restaurant there as well. Founded here in Carlinville, the Ariston Cafe still stands in Litchfield today, one of the oldest operating restaurants on Route 66.
 
Erected 2014 by Carlinville Tourism Committee and Carlinville Chamber of Commerce.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the U.S. Route 66 marker series.
 
Location. 39° 16.776′ N, 89° 52.86′ W. Marker is in Carlinville, Illinois, in Macoupin County. Marker is at the intersection of East Side Square (Route 4/108) and East Main Street, on the right when traveling north on East Side Square. Marker is mounted next to the entrances of Route 66 Craft
Original Site of the Ariston Cafe, 1924 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, January 14, 2020
2. Original Site of the Ariston Cafe, 1924 Marker
Between Route 66 Craft Beer & Wine and Sun Thai
Beer and Wine and Sun Thai Restaurant. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 232 East Side Square, Carlinville IL 62626, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Circling The Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Abraham Lincoln Spoke Here (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Carlinville, Illinois (approx. 0.4 miles away).
 
More about this marker. There is a duplicate marker on the side of the building.
 
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Original Site of the Ariston Cafe, 1924 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, January 14, 2020
3. Original Site of the Ariston Cafe, 1924 Marker
A duplicate marker on the side of the place
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 15, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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