Quincy in Adams County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Stephen A. Douglas in Quincy
Erected 2003 by Adams County Bar Association, City of Quincy, Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County, Illinois State Historical Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Illinois State Historical Society series list.
Location. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 408 Maine Street, Quincy IL 62301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. The Mormons in Quincy (within shouting distance of this marker); Spire Section (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lord's Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); Limestone Capitals (within shouting distance of this marker); Search for Equality (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lincoln's Friend Johnston (about 300 feet away); A Quincy "Copperhead" (about 400 feet away); Lincoln-Douglas Debate (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quincy.
Regarding Stephen A. Douglas in Quincy. Marker was located in front of the historic Newcomb Hotel, which was across from Washington Park. The hotel sat vacant for several years as at the same time, it fell into disrepair. In 2013, it was listed as one of the most endangered historic places in Illinois. That same year, on September 6, a fire significantly damaged the former hotel and was demolished two days later. As of 2020, the spot is now a grassy area. The whereabouts of the Stephen
Credits. This page was last revised on May 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 26, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 455 times since then and 25 times this year. Last updated on May 14, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 26, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. 3. submitted on May 14, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.