The Loomis House
Although the square has many wonderful buildings, probably the most significant is the Loomis House. Built by Judge Thaddeus L. Loomis, it was designed by architect E.E. Meyers who also designed the Macoupin County Courthouse and 1869 Jail. When it was completed in 1870, the Loomis House was opened as a hotel with fifty rooms on three floors and a large dining area. Eight years after it opened Judge Loomis sold the building due to financial problems and the name was changed to the St. George Hotel. Purchased in 1975 by Alex and Fern Perardi, the Loomis House has been remarkably preserved and is home to several businesses owned by the Perardis. If you're planning to visit Carlinville, the Loomis House is a must-see!