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Decatur Public Library Local History Photo Collection

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Photograph of Harold A. Cole

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Photograph of Harold A. Cole. Cole became piano and pipe organ instructor at Millikin University in September of 1909. He was a graduate of New England Conservatory of Music in Boston.

Photograph of the Dennis School Building Site

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Photograph of the Dennis School building site taken in 1909 shortly before the school was built. This house once stood where the Dennis building now stands and this area used to be on the very edge of town, practically in the woods. Land on which the…

Photograph of a High Jump

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Photograph at an unknown location of a man doing a high jump taken on May 22nd, 1909.

Photo of Paving Machine on East Hickory Street.

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Photograph of Paving Equipment on East Hickory Street at Warren. "Paving work halted in late December, 1909 when snow blanketed East Hickory Street at Warren Street. Travel on the frozen ground in winter in those days was much better than the…

Photographs of the Illinois Traction System Shops Building Exterior

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Photographs of the exterior of the Illinois Traction System shops in Decatur IL taken in 1909 and 1910. The shops were located at 1800 E. Garfield Ave. and were purchased by Parke Properties, Inc. in January of 1956 to be used as a warehouse.

Photograph of Illinois Central R. R. Postcards

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Photographs of Illinois Central R. R. postcards located in Decatur IL. Postmarked 1909.

Photograph of 464 W. Prairie Ave.

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Photograph of 464 W. Prairie Ave. In 1909 this was the home of William Traver. It has remained the Traver family home since then. In 1955 it was occupied by Mrs. Dorothy Traver McCormick, granddaughter of William Traver.

Photograph of No. 3 Millikin Place

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Photograph of No. 3 Millikin Place. This house was built by W.J. Grady in 1909 and 1910.