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

Schaefer House

301-305 S Main St

 

— Historic Main Street —

 
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By Thomas Smith, May 18, 2021
1. Schaefer House Marker
Inscription.  This home was built in 1880 and was the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Theo Schaefer. Mr. Schaefer operated as a blacksmith in the building on the corner. He was the town trustee from 1901-1903. the home was designated a local landmark in 2013 by members of Columbia's Heritage and Preservation Commission, as evidenced by the plaque on the front of the building.
 
Erected by Kaskaskia-Cahokia Trail; Columbia, Illinois.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsIndustry & CommerceLandmarksSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1880.
 
Location. 38° 26.503′ N, 90° 11.824′ W. Marker is in Columbia, Illinois, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main St and West Liberty Street, on the right when traveling south on South Main St. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 305 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. Franklin Inn & Buck Tavern (a few steps from this marker); Immaculate Conception Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Miller-Fiege Home
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By Thomas Smith, May 18, 2021
2. Schaefer House Marker
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(about 500 feet away); Columbia (about 500 feet away); Gedern - Columbia Sister Cities since 1993 (about 500 feet away); Pfeffer Mercantile Store (about 500 feet away); Schmidt House & Brewery (about 800 feet away); German Style Cottage (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 19, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 19, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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