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Columbia in Monroe County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Eichmuller-Rau Building

532-544 S Main St

 
 
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By Thomas Smith, April 17, 2021
1. Eichmuller-Rau Building Marker
Inscription.  The Eichmuller-Rau building was built in the 1800s by John Eichmueller and was used as a tavern and feed store. The Living quarters was upstairs. The property was later acquired by Jacob Rau when he married one of the Eichmueller daughters. An arched brick cellar can be found below the main level
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1800.
 
Location. 38° 26.433′ N, 90° 11.592′ W. Marker is in Columbia, Illinois, in Monroe County. Marker is on South Main Street 0.1 miles north of Centerville Rod, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 538 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. German Style Cottage (within shouting distance of this marker); Rohm House (within shouting distance of this marker); Kaskaskia-Cahokia Trail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Schmidt House & Brewery (about 400 feet away); Pfeffer Mercantile Store (about 700 feet
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By Thomas Smith
2. Eichmuller-Rau Building Marker
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away); Immaculate Conception Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Schmidt Beer Cave (approx. 0.2 miles away); Miller-Fiege Home (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
 
 
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 47 times since then. 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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May. 17, 2021