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Captain David Allen

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Photograph of Captain David Allen. He was a prominent landowner in Decatur, and donated the land for Central Park to the City.

Decatur Municipal Band Playing at the Band Stand in Central Park

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Photograph of the Decatur Municipal Band playing in Central Park at the band stand. The Decatur Municipal Band is the old Goodman Band.

Drawings of the Wigwam

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Drawings of a recreation of the Wigwam tent set up on S. Park St. across from Central Park where Abraham Lincoln was nominated for president on May 9-10, 1860.

Photo of Dr. J. T. B. Stapp's House 200 Block Franklin and William Streets.

Photograph of House on corner of N. Franklin and E. Williams Streets. "the home of Dr. J. T. B. Stapp, called Decatur's first capitalist stood for many years at the corner of Franklin and William streets on ground now occupied by the Decatur post…

Photo of Stapp's Row

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Stapp's Row. This engraving is the only view obtainable of the row of five store buildings built by Dr. James Stapp and E. O. Smith in South Park street probable in the early 1860's, and known as Stapp's Row. The card from which this cut was made is…

Photograph of 'Ten Gallon Lil' at the Waterworks

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Photograph of 'Ten Gallon Lil' after she was moved from Central Park to the Waterworks around 1930. The fountain itself dates back to 1876.

Photograph of Farmer's Market 1911

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Public market of 1911-1913. Decatur housewives used to go to the east side of Central Park for direct-from-the-farm produce. This picture was taken in November of 1911 and not an auto truck in sight.

Photograph of South Park St.

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Photograph showing First National Bank of Decatur and the Linxweiler Printing Company across from Central Park on South Park St. in Decatur IL. This photograph was taken in 1920.

Photographs from the Morehouse & Wells Fire

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Several photographs from the August 22, 1909 Morehouse & Wells fire that took out nearly a block of downtown Decatur businesses. The fire started in the Morehouse & Wells building on East Main and destroyed half the block bounded by Merchant,…

Photographs from the Transfer House Centennial Celebration

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Photographs taken from the June 22, 1996 Transfer House Centennial Celebration in Central Park. Steve Craven directs a special section of the Decatur Municipal Band.