“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Columbia in Monroe County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Rohm House

Rohm House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, April 17, 2021
1. Rohm House Marker
Inscription.  The ground for this home was purchased in 1851 by James Nolan who platted the original Town of Columbia in 1820. The home was built shortly thereafter for the Conrad-Rohm family. Gustav Rohm married Katie Schneider and they had eight children. Needing more room in their house, they raised the roof and added a second story, which is visible if you look at the end of the house. Mr. Rohm served as a town trustee from 1899-1901 and again from 1903-1904. He also operated a slaughterhouse and meat market for many years.
Erected by Kaskaskia-Cahokia Trail; Columbia, Illinois.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is May 31, 1851.
Location. 38° 26.415′ N, 90° 11.573′ W. Marker is in Columbia, Illinois, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and Centerville Road, on the right when traveling north on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 602 S Main St, Columbia IL 62236, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Eichmuller-Rau Building (within shouting
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distance of this marker); Kaskaskia-Cahokia Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); German Style Cottage (within shouting distance of this marker); Schmidt House & Brewery (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Schmidt Beer Cave (about 800 feet away); Pfeffer Mercantile Store (approx. 0.2 miles away); Immaculate Conception Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Schaefer House (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
Rohm House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, April 17, 2021
2. Rohm House Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on April 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 18, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. This page has been viewed 118 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 19, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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