Mt. Vernon Car Mfg. Co. (Missing)
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 38° 18.531 W 088° 53.766
16S E 334221 N 4241784
Quick Description: Railroad car manufacturer, its impact on the town, and its history.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 3/18/2008 11:14:00 AM
Waymark Code: WM3D9V
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Special.Ed
Views: 21

Long Description:

Marker Erected by: Dales' Classic Cars and The Illinois State Historical Society.

Marker Text:


When railroads were king, the Mt. Vernon Car Manufacturing Company brought prosperity and recognition to this community. With freight car building being the primary business. The Mt. Vernon Car Manufacturing Company's products were sold to institutions which carried it's name all across the civilized world. Established on April 16, 1890, it was in operation for 64 years.

In 1926, the Mt. Vernon Car Manufacturing Company erected this building as it's central office. In addition to having the largest payroll for it's era, it's local tax revenue made a large contribution to the economic expansion of this community.

County: Jefferson.

Historical Society: Illinois State Historical Society

Dedication Date: 1992.

Location: Short St. & Shawnee St., Mount Vernon.

Website: [Web Link]

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