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Belleville in St. Clair County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Edward A. Daley

1887-1930

 

— Preeminent Town Booster —

 
Edward A. Daley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, July 15, 2020
1. Edward A. Daley Marker
Inscription.  A Missouri newspaperman, Daley came to Belleville in 1916 to become the executive director of the new Greater Belleville Board of Trade and promote the civic and economic development of Belleville. In 1917, he led the effort to convince the War Department to construct Scott Field nearby and lobbied thereafter to prevent the airfield from closing. Daley became the first executive director of the Belleville Chamber of Commerce in 1924 and orchestrated the planning and financing of the Hotel Belleville during 1929-1930. Recognizing the role of the automobile in economic development, he became the manager of the St. Clair Auto Club in the 1920s to promote highway use.
 
Erected 2016 by Belleville Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsIndustry & CommerceWar, World I.
 
Location. 38° 30.828′ N, 89° 59.068′ W. Marker is in Belleville, Illinois, in St. Clair County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street and North Illinois Street (
Edward A. Daley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, July 15, 2020
2. Edward A. Daley Marker
In front of St. Clair County Annex buidling.
Illinois Route 159), on the right when traveling west on West Main Street. Marker is in front of the St. Clair Annex building, with other Belleville Walk of Fame plaques at the northwest quadrant of Belleville Public Square. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 23 Public Square, Belleville IL 62220, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gustavus P. Koerner/Sophia Engelmann Koerner (here, next to this marker); Ninian Edwards (here, next to this marker); Lyman Trumbull (here, next to this marker); George Blair (here, next to this marker); Les Mueller (here, next to this marker); Julius Liese (here, next to this marker); Robert "Bob" Goalby (here, next to this marker); Theodor Erasmus Hilgard (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belleville.
 
More about this marker. Daley, along with Gus Koerner (and his wife, Sophia) and Julius Liese, were inducted into Belleville's Walk of Fame with a plaque ceremony on October 1, 2016.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 17, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 17, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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