Jacksonville in Morgan County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
New Method Book Bindery
New Method later specialized in "pre-binding" books, using special materials and processes to make new children's books more durable for use in school and public libraries. Millions of the books used in these libraries over many decades have been "Bound to Stay Bound Books," earning Jacksonville the title of "Library Book Binding Capital of the World" in 1954.
Erected 2010 by the Morgan County Historical Society and the Illinois State Historical Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Industry & Commerce. Illinois State Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1920.
Location. 39° 43.982′ N, 90° 13.74′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Illinois, in Morgan County. Marker is on South Main Street south of South Central Park, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 220 S Main St, Jacksonville IL 62650, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Greene Vardiman Black (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1858 Senate Race Here (about 500 feet away); Lincoln and Slavery (about 500 feet away); Potawatami Indians (about 600 feet away); The Farmers State Bank and Trust Company (about 600 feet away); William Jennings Bryan (about 800 feet away); Lincoln and Jaquess (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Greene Vardiman Black (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
Also see . . . Bound to Stay Bound Books. Official website for the company, which is a store as well as containing history. (Submitted on September 13, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 13, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 371 times since then and 224 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 13, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.