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  Archer House
717 Archer Ave., Marshall (Clark Co.)

 

 
   
 

 

Situated on Historic U.S. Route 40 — the “National Road” — the 1841 Archer House is one of the oldest hotels in Illinois. Built by the town’s founder, Col. William B. Archer, it served as a stagecoach stop for travelers and remains a gateway to downtown Marshall. Col. Archer served in the Illinois Legislature for 16 years and was both a colleague and friend of attorney Abraham Lincoln, who stayed in the hotel after presenting cases at the nearby Clark County Courthouse. After 164 years of continuous operation, the National Register-listed hotel closed in 2005 when the last owner took ill. Unless a suitable buyer can be found and repairs are made, the future of the historic inn remains uncertain.

 

     
 

  HOW CAN I HELP?

 

Hoteliers interested in operating the Archer House Hotel and taking advantage of local financial incentives should contact:

 

Julie Bounds

Economic Development Director

City of Marshall

Phone: 217-826-8084

 
     
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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