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Decatur Public Library Local History Photo Collection

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Agora Society at Fairview Park, Spring 1914

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Agora Society Women at the West End of Fairview Park in the Spring of 1914.

Observer Officials

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This is the glass negative of the officials of the Observer newspaper from Decatur High School. The photo was taken by Charles Wasson of Wasson Studios in Decatur IL in 1914.

Photograph of Professor Henry Clay Stanley

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Former professor of Commerce and Finance at Millikin University. In 1917 he was charged with bigamy and sent to the penitentiary at Chester. He was released in 1918 after serving eleven months.

Photograph of the Agora Society

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Photograph of Decatur High School's Agora Society, a literary society, taken in the west end of Fairview Park in the spring of 1914.

Photograph of the 1500 Block of E. Locust

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Photograph of the house at the 1500 block of E. Locust St. This house was built around 1844 by Samuel Powers. It was torn down in 1914 as it extended into an alley when the powers addition was placed about 1914.

Photograph of the 200 Block at William St. and N. Church St.

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Photograph of the houses at the 200 block at William St. and N. Church St. on the Southwest corner. Dr. S.T. Trowbridge bought it from William Traver some time before the Civil War. It then stood on N. Water St. between William and North. Dr.…

Photographs from the Powers Office Building Fire

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Photographs from the April 7, 1914 fire that destroyed the Powers building properties at Water and Main streets. The properties destroyed and affected included the Powers estate, Linn & Scruggs store, the Leavenworth Store, the Powers Theater,…

Photographs from the Decatur Trunk Factory Fire

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Photographs from the June 18, 1914 fire that occured at the Decatur Trunk Factory and the 'Come Across' pool room on N Water St. The fire was started by a loud explosion that originated in the pool room and was heard and felt throughout the business…