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Vandalia in Fayette County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Flack's Hotel

 
 
Flack's Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., April 10, 2011
1. Flack's Hotel Marker
Inscription.  In 1836 Colonel Abner Flack took over the large three-story frame building which stood here and operated it under the name Vandalia Inn. In 1853-1854 it was the headquarters for Chief Engineer Charles F. Jones, in charge of construction of the Illinois Central Railroad.
 
Erected 1954 by Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Illinois State Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1836.
 
Location. 38° 57.633′ N, 89° 5.676′ W. Marker is in Vandalia, Illinois, in Fayette County. Marker is at the intersection of Gallatin Street and 4th Street, on the right when traveling east on Gallatin Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vandalia IL 62471, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Madonna of the Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); The Charters Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Cumberland Road
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Public Printer (within shouting distance of this marker); First Protest Against Slavery (within shouting distance of this marker); Sitting with Lincoln (within shouting distance of this marker); Second State Capitol (within shouting distance of this marker); Unorthodox Romance (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vandalia.
 
Flack's Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., April 9, 2011
2. Flack's Hotel Marker
Looking east along Gallatin Street
Flack's Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., April 9, 2011
3. Flack's Hotel Marker
Flack's Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, April 2, 2021
4. Flack's Hotel Marker
A distillery now sits behind the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 12, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 577 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 12, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on April 2, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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Apr. 24, 2024