— 1902 - 1979 —Erected in 1902 to provide a temporary lodging house for the followers of John Alexander Dowie, founder of the Christian Catholic Church and Zion City, Elijah Hospice was believed to be the largest wooden balloon-frame structure in the world. Containing 350 rooms, the hotel featured a bell tower, a roof garden, large circular parlors, and dome. The site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.
|Series||This marker is part of the More Than Words series|
|Placed By||Raymond and Irene Zukley, Other Concerned Citizens, Zion State Bank and Trust Company, and the Zion Park District|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 6:15pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16T E 432130 N 4699849|
|Decimal Degrees||42.44800000, -87.82531667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 26.88', W 87° 49.519'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 26' 52.80" N, 87° 49' 31.14" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||847, 224|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2533-2599 Sheridan Rd, Zion IL 60099, US|
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