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Photographs from the Powers Opera House Fire

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Photographs from the November 4, 1895 Powers Opera House fire near East Main and Water streets. The origin of the fire was unknown, however the estimated loss was around $250,000. The Powers Opera house was announced to be rebuilt the very day after…

Photos from the Herald and Review

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Photo BS318: Review Composing Room-1895. Photo ran in the Review Building Edition December 1895. The composing room was on the fourth floor. Photo BS319: Composing Room Foreman's Office. This was located on the fourth floor at the left of the…

Photo of the Powers Building 200 Block E. Main St.

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Photograph of building located 200 Block E. Main Street. This building probably is familiar to many but actually it disappeared more than 20 years ago. It is the Orlando Powers building, E. Main and Water Streets, which was burned in April 1914. The…

Photo Aerial View of buildings, First Methodist Church in the background.

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Photograph - Aerial views taken in 1895. Looking northeast from Prairie and Main Streets. Church in background was the First Methodist church at Water and William streets

Photo of Elks Club, Masonic Temple and Decatur Club, aerial view

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Photograph of Decatur. This aerial view, looking north between Main and Church Streets, is taken from the south side of W. Prairie. It also shows the sites of the Elks Club, Masonic Temple, and Decatur Club.

Henry Clay Montgomery

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Photograph of Henry Clay Montgomery, (died Dec 28, 1898). He was elected treasurer of Macon Co. in 1890. Previously he was a wealthy farm owner of Macon, Illinois. He later moved to Decatur but continued his farm affairs. He was senior member of the…

Samuel D. May

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Photograph of Samuel D. May (died Aug 17, 1941). Retired Decatur grocer. He was in the grocery business 47 years. He sold his at 134 S. Main in 1922. He was a former director of the Macon Co. Coal Co. He was the oldest living member of Ionic Lodge…

Julius Maienthal

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Photograph of Julius Maienthal (died Jan 18, 1944). Former Decatur clothing merchant. The Maienthal Bros. store was located at 100 East Prairie, now occupied by Pfile's Camera Shop. With his brother, Millard, he opened a store on N. Main in 1897.…