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Photographs of 444 S. Webster

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Photographs of 444 S. Webster. This house was first listed in the city directory of 1883. It was built around this time by William L. Oakes who owned the Decatur Novelty Works. In 1920 his son, George R. Oakes was listed as the owner of the property…

Photograph of the 200 block of W. Prairie at Church St.

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Photograph of the 200 block of W. Prairie at Church St. This was the home of I.R. Mills in 1883. It is the site of the First Presbyterian Church. This photograph was taken after the storm on February 2, 1883.

Photograph of 358 N. Main St.

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Photograph of 358 N. Main St. This house was one of the last downtown Decatur residences to go in making room for business houses. The house was torn down in 1921. George W. Moeller had bought the house from the Isabelle Stafford estate and on the…

Photograph of 809 N. Main St.

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Photograph of 809 N. Main St. after the February 2, 1883 storm. At that time it was the home of I.C. Pugh. In the 1954 city directory there was no such house number listed on North Main.

Photograph of 557 N. Main St.

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Photograph of 557 N. Main St. taken after the storm on February 2, 1883. During this time it was the Durfee home. Now there is no such number on North Main.

Photograph of 756 N. Main St.

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Photograph of 756 N. Main St. after the storm on February 2, 1883. At that time it was the home of George H. Conklin. It later became the site of the Purity Baking Company.

Photograph of 740 N. Main St

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Photograph of 740 N. Main St. taken after a storm on February 2, 1883. At that time it was the home of Joseph Mills. In the 1954 city directory there was no such house number listed on North Main.