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

Station #8

 
 
Station #8 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 26, 2020
1. Station #8 Marker
Inscription.  The Solomon and Winters Dry Goods Store, built in 1897, at the northeast corner of Illinois Avenue and Jackson Street is in the background of this photo (ca. 1905). This was the first commercial building in Carbondale with a corner turret. The building's first floor featured cast-iron columns and wood panels surrounding large plate-glass windows.

The second story was trimmed in stone and featured three oriel windows and five double arched windows. The building burned in 1957. A portion of the Franklin Hotel, formerly the Planters House, is in the background.
 
Erected by Marsha Ryan, M.D.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture.
 
Location. 37° 43.664′ N, 89° 13.014′ W. Marker is in Carbondale, Illinois, in Jackson County. Marker is on North Illinois Avenue (U.S. 51) north of East Main Street (Illinois Route 13), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 112 N Illinois Ave, 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. Daniel Harmon Brush (within shouting distance of this marker); Station #7
Station #8 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 26, 2020
2. Station #8 Marker
Looking south on North Illinois Street. Carbondale Pavilion is in the background.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Station #9 (within shouting distance of this marker); Train Conductor (within shouting distance of this marker); Station #6 (within shouting distance of this marker); Station #1 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Station #4 (about 300 feet away); Station #2 (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carbondale.
 
More about this marker. This is the eighth 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 36 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 7, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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