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O'Fallon in St. Clair County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

123 E First Street

Main Street O'Fallon Landmark Award

 

— Presented 2009 —

 
123 E First Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 19, 2020
1. 123 E First Street Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1907 for O'Fallon physician Herman T. Bechtold, this building originally housed Samuel E. McGeehon's Grocery & Hardware store until 1926 when it became the home of the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. (A & P) through 1940. O'Fallon's first self service store, First Street Market, later popularly known as Keck's Tom Boy, operated here from 1944 to 1960.
 
Erected 2009 by Main Street O'Fallon.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceScience & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1907.
 
Location. 38° 35.488′ N, 89° 54.596′ W. Marker is in O'Fallon, Illinois, in St. Clair County. Marker is on East 1st Street 0.1 miles east of South Lincoln Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 119 E 1st St, O Fallon IL 62269, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 119 E First Street (here, next to this marker); 126 E State Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 122 E State Street (about 300 feet away); 220 E State Street
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By Jason Voigt, April 19, 2020
2. 123 E First Street Marker
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(about 400 feet away); 101 W State Street (about 400 feet away); 102 W State Street (about 500 feet away); 225 W First Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); C-141B Starlifter (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in O'Fallon.
 
119 E First Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, July 15, 2020
3. 119 E First Street Marker
Photo of the buildings.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 19, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 45 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 19, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.   3. submitted on July 15, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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