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Bloomington in McLean County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Dome

From McLean County Courthouse

 

— Destroyed by Fire June 19, 1900 —

 
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By Jason Voigt, September 28, 2020
1. Dome Marker
Inscription.  On the morning of June 19, 1900, within a brief space of eight hours of time, the fair city of Bloomington, Illinois, lost the most attractive part of the business portion of the city, destroying over two million dollars worth of real estate and personal property. The fire started at about twelve o'clock, on the 18th day of June, in the Model Laundry, on East Monroe Street, and continued until about eight o'clock the following morning, extending three blocks west and two south.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Disasters.
 
Location. 40° 28.054′ N, 89° 0.248′ W. Marker is in Bloomington, Illinois, in McLean County. Marker can be reached from South Morris Avenue south of West Miller Street. Marker is located in Miller Park next to the pavilion. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1020 S Morris Ave, Bloomington IL 61701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Miller Park's Segregated Beaches (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Train Whistle Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rhodes Mill Stones (approx. ¼ mile away); Bloomington Fire Fighters IAFF Local #49
Dome Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 28, 2020
2. Dome Marker
(approx. ¼ mile away); Bloomington Fire Department (approx. ¼ mile away); Plane Crash Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away); Helen L. Cooper (approx. ¾ mile away); Angeline Strode Turner Lamon (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bloomington.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 18, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 38 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 18, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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