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

Joliet's Oldest Remaining Construction

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, October 2, 2020
1. Joliet's Oldest Remaining Construction Marker
Inscription.  This is the oldest remaining construction in Joliet. It was the underground storage area behind Merchants Row's store #6 (1837). It was at this site in the 1850's that John D. Paige became the first to bottle flavored water under pressure, thus creating "soda pop." In 1884 John Ranft bought him out, later selling to the Reimer family who continued the pop bottling business until the building was razed in 1965.
 
Erected by Will-Joliet Bicentennial Park, Inc.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 41° 31.598′ N, 88° 5.277′ W. Marker is in Joliet, Illinois, in Will County. Marker can be reached from North Bluff Street north of West Jefferson Street (U.S. 30). Marker is located at Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 30 N Bluff Street, 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. Merchant's Row (within shouting distance of this marker); Joliet's First Volunteer Fire Department (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Louis Store
Joliet's Oldest Remaining Construction Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, October 2, 2020
2. Joliet's Oldest Remaining Construction Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); German Loan & Savings Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Joliet's First Sidewalks (within shouting distance of this marker); Joliet Stagecoach Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Businesses on Bluff Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Des Plaines River (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Joliet.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 7, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 7, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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