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A 1950s view of the Hotel Monmouth, showing its south side facing East Second Avenue.

Post office replaced Monmouth’s longest-operating hotel

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The hotel’s first proprietor, Jacob Emerick, placed this advertisement in the Burlington Hawk-Eye in 1855.
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A view of the Hotel Monmouth from the north, taken shortly before it was razed in 1959.

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Editor and historian for Monmouth College. Avid researcher of western Illinois history for 40 years. FB and Twitter. jrankin@monmouthcollege.edu

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