Newell House Hotel - Carbondale, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 37° 43.630 W 089° 12.933
16S E 304749 N 4177854
Quick Description: Station stop # 3, of a series of, I am not sure, how many stations.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 6/17/2014 7:20:57 AM
Waymark Code: WMKYVW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Corp Of Discovery
Views: 1

Long Description:

County of marker: Jackson County
Location of marker: E. Main St. (IL 13) & S. Washington St., Central Plaza, Carbondale
Marker erected by: Rotary Club of Carbondale

Marker text:

STATION # 3
In 1869, Carbondale was chosen as the location for Southern Illinois College. By the early 1870s, several new commercial brick buildings were planned for the Town Square, reflecting growth and optimism.

The Newell House Hotel at 101 South Washington, (see photo, ca. 1920), was constructed in 1872 for $73,000. The three-story brick structure reflected the Italianate style. The building's original elaborate cacade remains intact beneath the existing metal facade added in the 1960s.

The Newell House today is a first class restaurant

County: Jackson County

Historical Society: Rotary Club of Carbondale

Location: E. Main St. (IL 13) & S. Washington St.

Website: [Web Link]

Dedication Date: Not listed

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