German Historic District – Quincy, Illinois

German Historic District – Quincy, Illinois

The South Side German Historic District encompasses most of Quincy’s southwest quarter. In the late 1800’s, as much as 70% of the area was inhabited by German immigrants. The district became known as “Calf Town,” due to the fact that almost every household had a cow or calf tied in their backyard. The original German YMCA building, built in 1893, is located on the southeast corner of 9th and State Street.

Location: 4th to 12th Street, Adams to Jersey Streets, Quincy 

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