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

119 E First Street

Main Street O'Fallon Landmark Award

 

— Presented 2006 —

 
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By Jason Voigt, April 19, 2020
1. 119 E First Street Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1914 by Budina Bros. for O'Fallon physician Herman T. Bechtold, this building housed various businesses over the years, including Dr. Bechtold's office. Its best known tenants, however, were the U.S. Post Office for which it was built, 1914 - 1938, and the O'Fallon Public Library, 1945 - 1962.
 
Erected 2006 by Main Street O'Fallon.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkCommunicationsEducationIndustry & CommerceScience & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1914.
 
Location. 38° 35.489′ 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. 123 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. 119 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.
 
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By Jason Voigt, July 15, 2020
3. 119 E First Street Marker
Photo of the buildings.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 19, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. 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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