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  • Tags: Decatur Bridge Co.

Philip Kayser

Photograph of Philip Kayser (b. 5/23/1868, d. 1/24/1932). Kayser was the constable in Decatur Township, a city commissioner, and a member of the city council. He came to Decatur from Indiana in 1902 to help build the Decatur Bridge Co. plant, and…

Illinois Terminal Bridge Construction

Photograph of the Illinois Terminal Bridge construction over the Sangamon River. J. K. Stafford was probably Decatur's first industrial photographer. For 26 years he was employed by the Decatur Bridge Company and during this time took hundreds of…

Photos of Decatur Bridge Co.

Photographs of the Decatur Bridge Co. Office Building, print from the J. K. Stafford Collection of negatives taken in the late 1890's and early 1900's which were in the possession of Mr. and Mrs. Jack French of Cerro Gordo in 1954 - recovered from…