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

Fehrenbacher Building

 
 
Fehrenbacher Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 30, 2020
1. Fehrenbacher Building Marker
Inscription.  The commercial structure was built in 1900 as a passenger depot for the E.J. & E. Railway. The original structure included horizontal bands of unglazed Midland terra cotta trim around the windows. Tiny electric lamps provided definition of the cornice on the original structure. Additions were made to the structure in 1928 along with alterations to the building facades.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureRailroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 41° 31.617′ N, 88° 4.988′ W. Marker is in Joliet, Illinois, in Will County. Marker is at the intersection of North Ottawa Street (U.S. 6) and West Clinton Street, on the right when traveling south on North Ottawa Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 167 North Ottawa Street, Joliet IL 60432, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Joliet Public Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Level 3: Charles Reed (within shouting distance of this marker); Level 2: Jacques Marquette (within shouting distance of this marker); Level 1: Louis Joliet
Fehrenbacher Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 30, 2020
2. Fehrenbacher Building Marker
Marker is mounted on the corner of the building. Looking west
(within shouting distance of this marker); Level 5: Frederich Bartleson (within shouting distance of this marker); Level 4: J.D. Paige (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Public Service Building (about 300 feet away); The Marx Brothers (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Joliet.
 
Also see . . .  Fehrenbacher Building (Joliet Register of Historic Places) (PDF file). This is a 19-page file that gives a lot of information on the historic building in downtown Joliet, which once housed the YMCA. (Submitted on October 8, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 8, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 8, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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