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

Immaculate Conception Church

340 S Main St

— Historic Main Street —

Immaculate Conception Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, May 5, 2021
1. Immaculate Conception Church Marker
Inscription.  Immaculate Conception Church was built in 1866 on land purchased for $600 from Henry Schumacher in 1863. The church was dedicated December 12, 1867by Bishop Juncker. The building was remodeled in 1904, and the improvement included the installation of an electric generator which powered the tower clock and provided lighting on the main altar. The size of the church was doubled in 1909 with an addition that also include a brick nave. Because of the difference in the color of the brick, it was necessary to stucco the exterior which gave it the appearance of stone, but another renovation brought the return of the red brick which you see today.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureChurches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1863.
Location. 38° 26.488′ N, 90° 11.753′ W. Marker is in Columbia, Illinois, in Monroe County. Marker is on South Main Street, 0.1 miles north of East Madison Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 340 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. Pfeffer Mercantile Store (within shouting
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distance of this marker); Schaefer House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Franklin Inn & Buck Tavern (about 400 feet away); Schmidt House & Brewery (about 500 feet away); Breidecker House (about 600 feet away); Roessler Building (about 700 feet away); German Style Cottage (about 700 feet away); Old Engine House & Faust Dry Goods (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
Immaculate Conception Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, May 5, 2021
2. Immaculate Conception Church
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 198 times since then and 36 times this year. 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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