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Joliet in Will County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

American House Hotel

 
 
American House Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, October 2, 2020
1. American House Hotel Marker
Inscription.  The old "American House" hotel, where pioneers boarded while they built their homes, was at this site. Later, Frank Bush built this large stone block here. It housed the old Chicago House Saloon, Cobb's Jewelry, Dr. F.X. Woerndle, Firman Mack's Shoe Store, Schrader's Harness Shop, and the corner drugstore where George Woodruff wrote histories of Joliet and Will County.
 
Erected by Will-Joliet Bicentennial Park, Inc.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 41° 31.505′ N, 88° 5.258′ W. Marker is in Joliet, Illinois, in Will County. Marker is on North Bluff Street north of West Jefferson Street (U.S. 30), on the right when traveling north. Marker is located at Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 30 N Bluff St, Joliet IL 60435, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Frannie" (a few steps from this marker); Bicentennial Park (a few steps from this marker); Bridges in Joliet (within shouting distance of this marker); Market in Joliet
American House Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, October 2, 2020
2. American House Hotel Marker
Jefferson Street Bridge is in the background.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Joliet's First Stone Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Joliet's Business Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Prairie Band of Potawatomi (within shouting distance of this marker); A Corridor in Time: The Illinois and Michigan Canal (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Joliet.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 4, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 35 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 4, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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