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Murphysboro in Jackson County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Logan Home

 
 
The Logan Home Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, August 3, 2022
1. The Logan Home Marker
Inscription.  The sandstone outline marks the location of Dr. John and Elizabeth (Jenkins) Logan's 1823 to 1844 home.

Their home faced west with an apple and peach orchard between it and that road. The 20' x 50' two story log building consisted of two rooms on the first and second floors, a central hall and staircase. It was heated by two large sandstone chimneys and later sided to make it look more "genteel."

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The Logans moved into Murphysboro in 1844 and the home fell into disrepair. When it partially burned in 1868, its salvageable first floor was moved to a new location.

A portion of the home's sandstone foundation and chimney base is visible in the building on your right. Built parallel to the original Ft. Massac to Kaskaskia Road its remains are at an angle to the modern street.
 
Erected 2022 by Revitalize 62966 Art Committee.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1823.
 
Location. 37° 45.713′ N, 89° 20.505′ W. Marker is in Murphysboro
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, Illinois, in Jackson County. Marker is on South 17th Street south of Edith Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located on the grounds of the John A Logan Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 310 S 17th St, Murphysboro IL 62966, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1914 Logan Day Cornerstone (a few steps from this marker); Pat's Prairie (within shouting distance of this marker); Major General John A. Logan (within shouting distance of this marker); Dalton House (within shouting distance of this marker); The S.S. General Lyon Disaster (within shouting distance of this marker); 1914 Logan Day Relic (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Elizabeth Jenkins Logan (approx. ¼ mile away); Israel Blanchard (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murphysboro.
 
More about this marker. Some markers sponsored by the Revitalize 62966 group were placed during the summer of 2022.
 
The Logan Home Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, August 3, 2022
2. The Logan Home Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 4, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2022, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 91 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 4, 2022, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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