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

Breidecker House

217 S Main St.

 

— Historic Main Street —

 
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By Thomas Smith, September 9, 2021
1. Breidecker House Marker
Inscription.  Originally one-story, this home was built in 1866 from brick made in Columbia. The Breidecker family, who immigrated from Germany and were early settlers here, owned the home and added a second story and front porch in 1910. The old St. Louis Hotel which was located in the current location of 112 S. Main Street was owned and managed by Christian Breidecker who was also a town trustee from 1863-71. The home remained in the Breidecker family until the 1950s when it then became a rental unit. Evidence of a fire that nearly destroyed the home remains in the attic. The home has been partially restored to its original style and was designated a local landmark in 2013.
 
Erected by Kaskaskia-Cahokia Trail; Columbia, Illinois.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1866.
 
Location. 38° 26.516′ N, 90° 11.863′ W. Marker is in Columbia, Illinois, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and West Plum Street, on the left when traveling north on South Main Street
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By Thomas Smith, September 9, 2021
2. Breidecker House Marker
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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 217 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 (within shouting distance of this marker); Schaefer House (within shouting distance of this marker); Miller-Fiege Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Columbia (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gedern - Columbia Sister Cities since 1993 (about 300 feet away); Immaculate Conception Church (about 600 feet away); Pfeffer Mercantile Store (about 700 feet away); Schmidt House & Brewery (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 10, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 10, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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