Chester in Randolph County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Mather's many commercial ventures included building a warehouse on this site in 1830, the first-floor walls of which are still intact. Mather moved to Springfield in 1835 and built a home on what became known as "Mather Hill." Here he entertained dignitaries such as Dorothea Dix, the mental health reformer who lobbied for a state asylum in the 1840s, and Cassius
Erected 2019 by The St. Nicholas Brewing Company and the Illinois State Historical Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RR • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the Illinois State Historical Society series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1795.
Location. 37° 54.05′ N, 89° 49.737′ W. Marker is in Chester, Illinois, in Randolph County. Marker is on East Kaskaskia Street west of Ferry Street, on the left when traveling south. Marker is in front of St. Nicholas Brewing Company. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 111 Ferry St, Chester IL 62233, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Toar (within shouting distance of this marker); The Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); The River Boats (within shouting distance of this marker); Port of Chester, Illinois Welcoming Mississippi River Travelers since 1829 (within shouting distance of this marker); Ham Gravy (approx. ¼ mile away); Statehood of Illinois (approx. ¼ mile away); Weistar House (approx. ¼ mile away); Flood of 1993 (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chester.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 170 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 30, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.