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

German Style Cottage

531 S Main St

 
 
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By Thomas Smith, April 17, 2021
1. German Style Cottage Marker
Inscription.  Note the construction of this German style cottage. The small eyebrow windows were used to provide light and fresh air to the second floor occupants. Also important to note is that the house was built directly on the sidewalk. Why? Because German people were so thrifty, they reserved the backyard for an orchard, garden and animals. You will notice this with many old homes in Columbia.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 38° 26.433′ N, 90° 11.619′ W. Marker is in Columbia, Illinois, in Monroe County. Marker is on South Main Street 0.1 miles north of Centerville Rd, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 531 S Main, 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 distance of this marker); Rohm House (within shouting distance of this marker); Schmidt House & Brewery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kaskaskia-Cahokia Trail (about 400 feet away); Pfeffer Mercantile Store
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By Thomas Smith, April 17, 2021
2. German Style Cottage Marker
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(about 600 feet away); Immaculate Conception Church (about 700 feet 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 46 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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