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Carbondale in Jackson County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Station #2

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, November 26, 2020
1. Station #2 Marker
Inscription.  Following construction of the Illinois Central Railroad, frame and brick commercial buildings were built on the east side of the Town Square. The photo to the right depicts the 100 block of North Washington (ca. 1870). The Richart and Campbell Building housed a store, bank, and opera house and is the oldest surviving building on the Square.

In 1894, the First National Bank bought the bankrupt Richart and Campbell Store and hired Isaac Rapp to remodel the structure. Rapp (1830-1913), trained in New York and considered one of Carbondale's most respected architects, redesigned the building in the Second Empire architectural style. The photo to the left shows a portion of the 100 block of North Washington following major remodeling in the late 1890s.

A third remodeling of the Richart and Campbell Building can be seen in the photo to the right (circa 1920).
 
Erected by First National Bank and Trust Company.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureRailroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1894.
 
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Station #2 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 26, 2020
2. Station #2 Marker
Marker is located at Veteran Memorial Park.
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43.628′ N, 89° 12.949′ W. Marker is in Carbondale, Illinois, in Jackson County. Marker can be reached from South Washington Street south of East Main Street (Illinois Route 13). Marker is on the grounds of Veteran Memorial Plaza. East Main Street/Route 13 are one way, going west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8701 S Washington St, Carbondale IL 62901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Station #3 (a few steps from this marker); World War I (a few steps from this marker); World War II (a few steps from this marker); Korean War (a few steps from this marker); Vietnam War (a few steps from this marker); Iraq Wars (a few steps from this marker); Station #4 (within shouting distance of this marker); Station #1 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carbondale.
 
More about this marker. This is the second of nine markers around Carbondale Town Square, as part of the Tablescapes walking tour program highlighting Carbondale's railroad and founding history.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 7, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 7, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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