“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Bloomington in McLean County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Center Street Site

Center Street Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael, March 16, 2012
1. Center Street Site Marker
Inscription.   First brick pavement in the United States Innovation to modern highways Installed 1877 by Napoleon B. Heafer

This plaque set in original paving brick and presented to the City of Bloomington May 11, 1968, by Bloomington Junior High School students

Their participation in Illinois sesquicentennial observance
Erected 1968 by Bloomington Junior High School.
Location. 40° 28.78′ N, 88° 59.669′ W. Marker is in Bloomington, Illinois, in McLean County. Marker is at the intersection of North Center Street and West Washington Street, on the right when traveling north on North Center Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bloomington IL 61701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District (within shouting distance of this marker); The Phoenix Block (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln The Lawyer (within shouting distance of this marker); Risk of the Road (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Rounds Block (about 400 feet away); The National Hotel (about 400 feet away); Miller-Davis Building (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bloomington.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 25, 2012. This page has been viewed 344 times since then and 13 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 25, 2012, by Michael of Palatine, Illinois. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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