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Columbia Star Printing Co

100 Block S. Main. St.

 

— Historic Main Street —

 
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By Thomas Smith, September 21, 2021
1. Columbia Star Printing Co Marker
Inscription.  The building at 121 South Main was the first home of the Columbia Star Printing Company in time, it served as a location for three confectioneries before Steve Albert opened a floral shop on the first floor. The building was built in1878. The corner of Oak and Main was the location of the old Universal Garage, which offered services for both horses and automobiles in the early 1900s. The building later became an electric shop and sales floor in the 1950s.
 
Erected by Kaskaskia-Cohokia Trail; Columbia, Illinois.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & ForestryIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1878.
 
Location. 38° 26.54′ N, 90° 11.933′ W. Marker is in Columbia, Illinois, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and West Cedar Street, on the left when traveling north on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1235 W Cedar 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. Miller-Fiege Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Engine House & Faust Dry Goods
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By Thomas Smith, September 21, 2021
2. Columbia Star Printing Co Building
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Gedern - Columbia Sister Cities since 1993 (within shouting distance of this marker); Roessler Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Columbia (within shouting distance of this marker); Arlington Hotel & Saloon (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First National Bank (about 300 feet away); Breidecker House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 21, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 22, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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