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

Station #3

 
 
Station #3 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, November 26, 2020
1. Station #3 Marker
Inscription.  In 1869, Carbondale was chosen as the location for Southern Illinois College. By the early 1870s, several new commercial brick buildings were planned for the Town Square, reflecting growth and optimism.

The Newell House Hotel at 101 South Washington, (see photo, ca. 1920), was constructed in 1872 for $73,000. The three-story brick structure reflected the Italianate style. The building's original elaborate façade remains intact beneath the existing metal façade in the 1960s.
 
Erected by Rotary Club of Carbondale.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureEducationIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Rotary International series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1869.
 
Location. 37° 43.619′ N, 89° 12.946′ 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,
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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 #2 (a few steps from this marker); Korean War (within shouting distance of this marker); Vietnam War (within shouting distance of this marker); Iraq Wars (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II (within shouting distance of this marker); World War I (within shouting distance of this marker); Station #1 (within shouting distance of this marker); Station #4 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carbondale.
 
More about this marker. This is the third of nine markers around Carbondale Town Square, as part of the Tablescapes walking tour program highlighting Carbondale's railroad and founding history.
 
Station #3 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, November 26, 2020
2. Station #3 Marker
Marker is located at Veteran Memorial Park.
 
 
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 99 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 7, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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