• We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.
• Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
• My concern is not whether God is on our . . . — — Map (db m195623) HM
Route 66, the Mother Road, is an American icon that symbolizes romance and freedom of the open road. Born in 1926, Route 66 was one of the first numbered U.S. highways, journeying 2,500 miles from Chicago to Los Angeles. Today, you can still "get . . . — — Map (db m144544) HM
The first hard road connecting Chicago and St. Louis passed through the heart of Carlinville. In 1926, Route 66 opened from Chicago to Los Angeles and followed Route 4 through Illinois. The “Mother Road” Circled the Carlinville Square . . . — — Map (db m144482) HM
This elegant fifty room hotel was built amid scandal in 1870 by Judge Thaddeus Loomis. Judge Loomis was one of the commissioners responsible for the building of the Macoupin County Courthouse. As courthouse costs continued to rise, Judge Loomis . . . — — Map (db m195433) HM
In Memory of
Patriots & Soldiers
Pvt. Samuel Brown Va. · Robert Bushby Va. · John Cheek · Thomas Dodson Md. · William Gatv · Pvt. Wm. Gillespie S.C. · Pvt T. Huriah . . . — — Map (db m196362) HM
This is the second oldest building on the Square. It was built in 1854 and was also the first building on the Square to be three stories tall.
In 1924, Greek immigrant Pete Adam opened the Ariston Restaurant here. Business boomed two years . . . — — Map (db m144480) HM
It shot a six pound iron ball, giving it its name, it could also shoot an explosive shell or canister. Six pounders, incidentally, were fired by six man crews and pulled by a team of six horses. It was born in 1839 at the Algar Foundry in Boston. A . . . — — Map (db m195831) HM