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Mueller Park - Southside Park Playground Lighting

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This is a negative of men and boys standing in Southside Park planning the lighting for the playground on March 6, 1937. Southside Park became Mueller Park. The photo was taken by Decatur Herald & Review.

Mueller Park - Adolph Mueller Community Center

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These are photos of the Adolph Mueller Community Center at Mueller Park/Southside Park. The photos include images of the building, children working on projects, dances, and a circus.

Lincoln Park

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This is a photograph of Lincoln Park taken by either the Decatur Herald or Daily Review around 1914.

Lincoln Park - Boys Playing in a Pool

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This is a photograph of boys playing in a pool at Lincoln Park. The photo was taken by Seitz Studio around 1915.

Faries Park

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This is a photo of men swimming in the Sangamon River at Faries Park on July 12, 1914. The photo was taken by either the Decatur Herald or Daily Review.

Central Park - M.L. Harry Memorial Fountain

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This is a postcard of the M.L. Harry Memorial Fountain. The photo was taken by Seitz Studio.

Central Park - Public Market

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This is a photograph of the public market in Central Park. The public market was held along N. Franklin St. between 1911 and 1913, and offered direct-from-the-farm produce to Decatur housewives. The photo was taken by the Decatur Herald or Daily…

Central Park - Concert 6/16/1944

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These negatives show a crowd at a concert in Central Park on June 16, 1944. The photos were taken by the Decatur Herald & Review.

Central Park - S. Park St. c. 1870

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This is a photograph of S. Park St. by Central Park in Decatur, IL c. 1870.

Central Park - Fountain

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This is a photograph of two boys on bicycles looking at the fountain. The photo was taken by Decatur Herald & Review on June 24, 1948.