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  • Collection: Photo File: Parks

Waterworks Park

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These are photos of the Waterworks Park. The photos show kids playing at the park, Ten Gallon Lil fountain, the Municipal Theatre, and Lincoln Park Dr. The photos were taken by Decatur Herald & Review.

Scovill Gardens

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These are negatives of Scovill Gardens. They show the pond, entrance, and little red bridge that were a part of the park. The photos were taken by Decatur Herald & Review and Rembrandt Studio

Rockome Gardens

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These are negatives of Rockome Gardens in Arcola, IL. The photos were taken by Decatur Herald & Review.

Unknown Parks

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These are scenes from unknown parks in Decatur, IL. Included are photos of two people sitting on swings, a Summer gathering around 1910, children playing in the water, and a project completed by the WPA.

Decatur Park District

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These are photographs and negatives of the Decatur Park District. The photos include Frank Torrence, Park Supervisor, district officials, and men working at the parks.

Riverside Park

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These are photos of Riverside Park. The photos were taken by Decatur Herald or Daily Review around 1900.

Nelson Park - Sunken Garden

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This is a photo of the pond in the sunken garden at Nelson Park on November 2, 1938. The photo was taken by Decatur Herald & Review.

Nelson Park - Sledding

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These are photos of kids sledding in Nelson Park. The photos were taken by Decatur Herald & Review.

Nelson Park - Rock Garden

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These are negatives of the rock garden at Nelson Park. The photos were taken by the Decatur Herald & Review between 1929 and 1950.

Nelson Park - Beach

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These are photos of the beach at Nelson Park. They were taken by the Decatur Herald & Review between 1934 and 1939.