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Brussels in Calhoun County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Wittmond Hotel

 
 
Wittmond Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 12, 2020
1. Wittmond Hotel Marker
Inscription.  

This property has been
placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places

by the United States
Department of the Interior

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 38° 56.801′ N, 90° 35.07′ W. Marker is in Brussels, Illinois, in Calhoun County. Marker is on Main Street (County Route 1) south of Cemetery Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 166 East Main St, Brussels IL 62013, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Elijah Lovejoy (approx. 2.9 miles away); The Piasa Bird (approx. 2.9 miles away); Illiniwek (approx. 2.9 miles away); The CCC (approx. 2.9 miles away); Pere Jacques Marquette (approx. 2.9 miles away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 9 miles away in Missouri); "Great Flood" Clean-up Volunteers (approx. 9 miles away in Missouri).
 
Regarding Wittmond Hotel. To access Brussels
Wittmond Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 12, 2020
2. Wittmond Hotel Marker
Plaque is mounted at the front of the building.
from the north is to take county roads from Hardin (15 miles), and access from Missouri or Jersey County, Illinois is only by ferry. The Grafton Ferry (free) is six miles east of Brussels and it leads to Illinois Route 100. The Golden Eagle Ferry (toll) is six miles southeast of Brussels and it leads to Missouri.
 
Also see . . .  Brussels Historic District on Wikipedia. Brussels Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places (#98000981) on August 6, 1998, and this is one of 80 buildings that is part of it. Other buildings include a church, school, cemetery and 21 homes. (Submitted on November 12, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 12, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 45 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 12, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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