Station # 3 - Carbondale, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 37° 43.620 W 089° 12.931
16S E 304752 N 4177836
Quick Description: This is probably a series around the town square, I acquired it on a visit, but was unaware of the series and missed the others.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 6/17/2014 7:31:22 AM
Waymark Code: WMKYVX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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:

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

Plaque or monument: Plaque

Placed by?: Rotary Club of Carbondale

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