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Macomb in McDonough County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Randolph House Hotel

 
 
Randolph House Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Deborah H. Lutz, October 18, 2012
1. Randolph House Hotel Marker
Inscription. Built in 1857, William H. Randolph opened this magnificent hotel with an elegance unknown at the time.

Abraham Lincoln was a guest on two occasions, August 25th and October 25th, 1858. Both during his senatorial campaign, rivaling Stephen Douglas. After Lincoln's assassination the room he stayed in became a local shrine for the grieving community.
 
Location. 40° 27.495′ N, 90° 40.208′ W. Marker is in Macomb, Illinois, in McDonough County. Marker is at the intersection of South Randolph Street and South Side Square, on the left when traveling south on South Randolph Street. Touch for map. The marker is near the center front of the building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5 East Side Square, Macomb IL 61455, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Randolph House (here, next to this marker); Lincoln Photograph / McDonough Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Soldier Monument at Chandler Park (approx. 0.2 miles away).
 
Regarding Randolph House Hotel. Built in 1856 the Randolph House offered elegance that was almost unheard of in western Illinois. Bellboys carried luggage and there was a carriage shuttle to the train
Randolph House Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Deborah H. Lutz, October 18, 2012
2. Randolph House Hotel
The marker is visible to the left of the light post.
depot. In 1936 the northern part of the building was demolished, only one-half of the original structure remains.
 
Also see . . .  A Walking Tour of Macomb's Courthouse Square. (Submitted on October 25, 2012, by James King of San Miguel, California.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
South East Corner of the Courthouse Square image. Click for full size.
By Deborah H. Lutz, October 14, 2012
3. South East Corner of the Courthouse Square
Randolph House image. Click for full size.
April 4, 2012
4. Randolph House
The Randolph House c.1900 image. Click for full size.
5. The Randolph House c.1900
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 25, 2012, by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 383 times since then and 35 times this year. Last updated on January 1, 2013, by James King of San Miguel, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 25, 2012, by James King of San Miguel, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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