Mermaid House Hotel

Mermaid House Hotel, located on East St. Louis Street in Lebanon, Illinois, was built in 1830 by the retired New England sea captain Lyman Adams. He named it for the mermaids he reported seeing at sea.

The Mermaid House was visited by Charles Dickens in 1842 and received a mention in his book American Notes.

The Mermaid House was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 4, 1975.

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