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

122 E State Street

Main Street O'Fallon Landmark Award

 

— Presented 2009 —

 
122 E State Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 19, 2020
1. 122 E State Street Marker
Inscription.  O'Fallon's first theater built exclusively for motion pictures, the 500 seat State Theatre was built in 1937. It was here that O'Fallonites watched countless movies including those of O'Fallon native William Holden and the nephew of O'Fallon resident Emily "Ma" Rush, Ronald Reagan. The theater was closed in 1958 and was converted to the O'Fallon Masonic Hall in 1960.
 
Erected by Main Street O'Fallon.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #40 Ronald Reagan series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1937.
 
Location. 38° 35.542′ N, 89° 54.61′ W. Marker is in O'Fallon, Illinois, in St. Clair County. Marker is on East State Street just west of North Vine Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 122 E State 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. 126 E State Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 102 W State Street
O'Fallon Lodge image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, July 15, 2020
2. O'Fallon Lodge
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(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 101 W State Street (about 300 feet away); 119 E First Street (about 300 feet away); 123 E First Street (about 300 feet away); 220 E State Street (about 300 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.
 
 
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 42 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on April 19, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.   2. 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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