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

Station #4

 
 
Station #4 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 26, 2020
1. Station #4 Marker
Inscription.  A major change in the configuration of the Town Square occurred about 1900 when the Illinois Central Railroad announced an expansion of its Carbondale facilities. New tracks were added, and the St. Louis Division Office, depicted in this ca. 1920 photo, was constructed on the west side of Washington Street where the parking area exists today.

The railroad also added a fountain, bandstand, and landscaping. The fountain was returned to the Square in 1992 and is situated approximately 75 feet southeast of its original location.
 
Erected by Carbondale Lions Club.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasRailroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 37° 43.651′ N, 89° 12.955′ W. Marker is in Carbondale, Illinois, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street (Illinois Route 13) and North Washington Street, on the right when traveling west on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 134 N 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
Station #4 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 26, 2020
2. Station #4 Marker
this marker. Station #2 (within shouting distance of this marker); World War I (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II (within shouting distance of 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); Station #3 (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 fourth 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 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 7, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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