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

Joliet's First Stone Building

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, October 2, 2020
1. Joliet's First Stone Building Marker
Inscription.  Joliet's first stone building was constructed on this site by Martin Demmond. In 1834 he quarried limestone from these bluffs for a three story building comprised of stores, offices and ballroom. Completed in 1835 the convention to nominate Will County's first officials was held here. So much limestone was quarried and sent throughout the Midwest that Joliet became known as the "Stone City."
 
Erected by Will-Joliet Bicentennial Park, Inc.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 41° 31.484′ N, 88° 5.278′ W. Marker is in Joliet, Illinois, in Will County. Marker is at the intersection of North Bluff Street and West Jefferson Street, on the right when traveling south on North Bluff Street. 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. "Bluff Street" (within shouting distance of this marker); Joliet/Juliet's First Log Cabin (within shouting distance of this
Joliet's First Stone Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, October 2, 2020
2. Joliet's First Stone Building Marker
Marker is at the southwest corner of Jefferson and Bluff streets
marker); Bicentennial Park (within shouting distance of this marker); American House Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); A Corridor in Time: The Illinois and Michigan Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); "Frannie" (within shouting distance of this marker); Joliet's Business Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Bridges in Joliet (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 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 4, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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