“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)

Pfeffer Mercantile Store

402-418 S Main St.


— Historic Main Street —

Pfeffer Mercantile Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Smith, May 5, 2021
1. Pfeffer Mercantile Store Marker
Inscription.  This large frame building was the location of the Emil Pfeffer Mercantile Store. An open porch extended across the entire front of the building and wrapped around the north side. The Weilbacher family acquired this building in the 1920s and called it their "up-town" store since their main store was located at Main and Locust Street. The "up-town" store operated from the 1930s through the 1950s.
Erected by Kaskaskia-Cahokia Trail; Town of Columbia, Illinois.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce.
Location. 38° 26.476′ N, 90° 11.722′ W. Marker is in Columbia, Illinois, in Monroe County. Marker is on South Main Street just south of East Madison Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 406 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. Immaculate Conception Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Schmidt House & Brewery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Schaefer House
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By Thomas Smith, May 5, 2021
2. Pfeffer Mercantile Store Building
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(about 500 feet away); Franklin Inn & Buck Tavern (about 500 feet away); German Style Cottage (about 600 feet away); Eichmuller-Rau Building (about 700 feet away); Rohm House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Miller-Fiege Home (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 8, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 8, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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