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Photos of South Main Street, Decatur, IL.

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Photograph Decatur: "South Main Street before the Illinois Central subway was built. Road in foreground possibly Cleveland Ave. Looking northwest from the east side of the tracks. the old court house can be seen in the background. The Greenwood…

Photos of East Main Street, Decatur, IL.

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Photograph of the 100 Block East Main Street, looking east from the Transfer House. Photo taken 5/13/1910 during a Beaumanoir Commandery parade. Photograph 100 Block East Main Street with buses, street car and people. Photo taken by Lindquist &…

Photos of 100 Block North Franklin Street.

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Photograph of the 100 Block N. Franklin, looking south from the east side of Central Park. The old Revere House is the first building on the left. Photograph of Public Market East Side of Central Park on N. Franklin, 1911-1913. Photograph of 100…

Photograph of Wabash R.R. Employee Joseph Swantz

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Photograph of Wabash R.R. Employee Joseph Swantz taken in 1926. Joe Swantz, hostler and former foreman of roundhouse laborers, started with the Wabash R.R. in 1876 and retired in 1927 after 51 years of service. He was still on the job when he was…

Photographs from the NRA Parade of 1933

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Photographs taken from the NRA Parade of September 1933. A crowd of 75,000 people gathered for the parade to launch central Illinois "Buy Now" drive and see all the floats.

Photo of the Coliseum Restaurant

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Photograph of the Coliseum Restaurant built in 1923, burned in 1925, rebuilt, and burned again in 1933. Shown in the photo is a view of the Coliseum, formerly the property of the Macon County Fair Association but more recently a beer tavern and dance…

Photo of Union Dairy, Bottling Milk

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Photograph of man running a milk bottling machine at the Union Dairy, 304 S. Main Street, Decatur, IL. Photo taken 3/5/1933.

Frank S. Powers

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Photograph of Frank S. Powers playing golf with two men. Frank S. Powers (born 3/15/1859; died 8/14/1940) son of Samuel Powers, pioneer Decatur settler. He was a well known sportsman, a charter member of the Country Club of Decatur and the Sunnside…