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Dwight in Livingston County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Pioneer Gothic Church

Welcome to Dwight

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, September 30, 2020
1. Pioneer Gothic Church Marker
Inscription.  The Pioneer Gothic Church was built in 1857. The Architecture is called Carpenter Gothic Architecture. One of Dwight's founders Richard P. Morgan, Jr. donated the land for the church. The Historical Society raised $29,000 to completely renovate the building and in 1977 their President presented the deed to the Township Supervisor to be used as a Township Hall. It is on the National Register of Historic Places. Just one block South West of the Gothic Church is the U.S. Post Office. In the lobby of the Post Office there is a mural, that was painted in 1937 by Carlos Lopez, which depicts the offloading of mail.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureCharity & Public WorkChurches & Religion.
 
Location. 41° 5.727′ N, 88° 25.572′ W. Marker is in Dwight, Illinois, in Livingston County. Marker is on North Franklin Street north of East Seminole Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is in front of the old church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 N Franklin St, Dwight IL 60420, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured
Pioneer Gothic Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 30, 2020
2. Pioneer Gothic Church Marker
as the crow flies. 1879-1979 (approx. 0.2 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Well Connected Village (approx. ¼ mile away); Welcome to Dwight (approx. 0.7 miles away); Full Service on Rte 66 (approx. 0.7 miles away); Dwight, Illinois (approx. 0.7 miles away); Mom and Pop Motels (approx. 0.8 miles away); Shifting Roadways (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dwight.
 
Also see . . .  Pioneer Gothic Church on Wikipedia. The church is noted for Prince Edward of Wales' (who would later become King Edward VII) visit in 1860, and for having survived four major fires during the 19th century. (Submitted on October 20, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
Additional keywords. British royal family
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 20, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 61 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 20, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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