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

Station #5

 
 
Station #5 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 26, 2020
1. Station #5 Marker
Inscription.  By 1900, fifty trains a day stopped at the Town Square. Passengers disembarked to find commercial buildings with corner turrets and ornate windows. Examples are the Dunaway Building, erected in 1900 at 102-106 East Jackson, and the F.A. Prickett Building, erected in 1903 at 127 North Washington. The photo depicts a southbound view of the buildings in the 100 block of North Washington (ca. 1915) with the Prickett Building in the foreground. These buildings were rebuilt after a series of fires plagued the Town Square between 1900-1905.

Construction of the Oddfellows Building at the northeast corner of Washington and Jackson streets was begun in July 1893 but was suspended with the failure of the Richart and Campbell Bank in 1893. John C. Hundley later completed the building during a period of national economic depression that occurred following the Panic of 1893.
 
Erected by American Resources Group Ltd.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureRailroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 37° 43.692′ 
Station #5 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 26, 2020
2. Station #5 Marker
In the background is the Prickett Building (now a hair salon; mentioned on the marker)
N, 89° 12.94′ W. Marker is in Carbondale, Illinois, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of East Jackson Street and North Washington Street, on the right when traveling east on East Jackson Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 102 E Jackson 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 #6 (within shouting distance of this marker); Station #4 (within shouting distance of this marker); Station #7 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); World War I (about 400 feet away); World War II (about 400 feet away); Korean War (about 400 feet away); Vietnam War (about 400 feet away); Iraq Wars (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carbondale.
 
More about this marker. This is the fifth 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 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 7, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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