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Historical Marker:

Site of Ernst Hotel


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Location:
The marker is located in Vandalia on the east side of Kennedy Boulevard (3rd Street) near its intersection with Main Street.
Latitude:
38.9616
Longitude:
-89.0932
Dedication Date:
01/01/1954
Dedication By:
The Illinois State Historical Society

Marker Description:
Here stood a two-story log building erected in 1819 for Ferdinand Ernst who brought the German colony to Vandalia. Named Union Hall, it was operated as a hotel. After Ernst's death in 1823 it was managed by E.M. Townsend, and from April 1825 by Frederick Hollman.
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