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Decatur Public Library Local History Photo Collection

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1904 Ramblers

Photograph of Ramblers along N. Water St. in front of storefronts like the Macon County Title and Loan and Johnson and Landis Bicycles in 1904.

Ehman and Co. Mantel Factory

Photograph of Ehman & Co. Mantel Factory. Located at the north eat corner of Jasper and Garfield Street. This view shows the south east corner of the main building. The factor was destroyed by fire 1/7/1911. In 1917 the Williams Sealing Corp. was…

Photo of Seyenite Granite Works

Photograph of Seyenite Granite Works, 1904 --305 s. Broadway. This was city property in 1912.

Photographs from the Central Malleable Iron Works Fire

Photographs from the Central Malleable Iron Works fire, formerly the Loeb foundry and Sattley foundry, located at 765 N. Lowber St. The fire was discovered at 10:30 p.m. on November 14, 1904, and was said to have been blazing for at least an hour…

Photographs from the Decatur Hotel and Arcade building Fire.

Photographs taken from the November 17, 1904 fire that occurred at the Decatur Hotel and Arcade building in downtown Decatur. The fire was discovered in the basement in engine room of the old Wait building, occupied by the hotel and department store,…

Photograph of 400 Block of N. Water

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400 block of N. Water. Built by Captain David L. Allen, this was the first two-story house in Decatur. It was on the 1955 site of Leath Furniture Company. It was torn down in 1904.

Photograph of 336 E. Eldorado

Photograph of 336 E. Eldorado St. This house was built by W. L. Ferguson in 1904. According to the city directories it was owned by Albert W. Stephens in 1930 and be Albert Scholz in 1946, who still owned it in 1954.

Maurice Lee

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Photograph of Maurice Lee, on the right with three other gentlemen. A Decatur Attorney, he was appointed deputy coroner in 1904. Photo of Maurice Lee only, ran Nov. 27, 1904.

Levi P. Graham

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Photograph of Levi P. Graham (d. 1907). He was a patent attorney and inventor. Graham invented a seed corn sorter, and had several other patents on corn planting machinery. The photo was taken by Smith of Decatur, and ran in the Decatur Herald on…

John G. Imboden

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Photograph of John G. Imboden (d. 10/1925). He was an internationally renown cattle feeder how raised Hereford calves, and was a butcher for many years. He also worked as a superintendent of the First Methodist Church. He was also the state…