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Marker Details

Historical Marker:

Public Printer


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Location:
The marker is located in Vandalia near the southwest corner of the intersection of Gallatin Street and 4th Street.
Latitude:
38.9606
Longitude:
-89.0949
Dedication Date:
01/01/1900
Dedication By:
The Illinois State Historical Society

Marker Description:
This is the site of a two-story frame building occupied by Robert Blackwell, state printer 1818-1832, and publisher of the laws of the United States. In 1823 he became publisher of the Illinois Intelligencer newspaper. The first periodical in Illinois, the Illinois Monthly Magazine, was printed here in 1826. Colonel Blackwell (1792-1866) was a member of the Illinois House of Representatives 1832-1836 and Senate 1838-1840.
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