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

Level 4: J.D. Paige

 
 
Level 4: J.D. Paige Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 30, 2020
1. Level 4: J.D. Paige Marker
Inscription.  John D. Paige moved to Joliet in 1857 and quickly became established as an inventor and pioneer in the bottling of carbonated, flavored water, the precursor of today's soda pop. J.D. Paige soon expanded his business pursuits, becoming one of Joliet's most successful businessmen. He served Joliet as an outstanding community leader in the capacity of police chief, fire chief and Mayor of Joliet.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceLaw Enforcement.
 
Location. 41° 31.59′ N, 88° 4.94′ W. Marker is in Joliet, Illinois, in Will County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North Ottawa Street (U.S. 6) and West Van Buren Street. Marker is located on the fourth floor of an open-air parking garage, where the entrance is at the intersection of Van Buren and Ottawa Streets. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 103 N 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. Level 5: Frederich Bartleson (here, next to this marker); Level 2: Jacques Marquette (a few steps from this marker); Level 1: Louis Joliet
Level 4: J.D. Paige Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 30, 2020
2. Level 4: J.D. Paige Marker
Marker is mounted next to staircase access in an open-air parking garage.
(a few steps from this marker); Level 3: Charles Reed (a few steps from this marker); The Marx Brothers (within shouting distance of this marker); Joliet Public Library (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fehrenbacher Building (about 300 feet away); Rialto Square Theatre (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Joliet.
 
More about this marker. Marker is one of five that are placed on each floor by the stairs entrance.
 
Parking garage image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 30, 2020
3. Parking garage
Marker is on the fourth floor.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 22, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 22, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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