Joliet in Will County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
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There were many reasons for the decline of the Joliet limestone industry. By the 1890s different types of stone were available, and durable Indiana limestone proved to be superior to that from Illinois. Also, new types of less expensive building materials came into use, such as Portland cement, terra cotta, and artificial stone. In addition, architectural styles changed and called for new materials and colors.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
Location. 41° 31.534′ N, 88° 5.286′ W. Marker is in Joliet, Illinois, in Will County. Marker is on North Bluff Road north of West Jefferson Street (U.S. 30), on the right when traveling south. Marker is at Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park. Touch for mapTouch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Quarry Workers / Joliet Stone (here, next to this marker); Joliet Buildings (here, next to this marker); Quarries Are Us (here, next to this marker); Lester Frank Ward / Fossils (here, next to this marker); Prairie Band of Potawatomi (a few steps from this marker); Joliet's Business Center (a few steps from this marker); Market in Joliet (within shouting distance of this marker); Oneida Street Steps (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 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 6, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 6, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.