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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,…

Mrs. James (Sarah) Keefe

Photograph of Mrs. James (Sarah) Keefe. She was the wife of Colonel James Keefe, who was an early Decatur resident, and landholder. He amassed a fortune selling seashells. Her home was at 1080 St. Louis Ave. The photo was taken by International…

James Keefe

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Photograph of James Keefe (d. 4/19/1910). He was a Civil War veteran, and made his living peddling seashells. In 1864, he bought his first property in Decatur. He purchased property all over Decatur and Macon County, and gave money to help bring…