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Photograph of 1305 W. Main St.

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Photograph of 1305 W. Main St. This house was built by Joseph M. Brownback in 1906 or 1907. In 1937 it was bought by Robert H. Mueller, Jr. who sold it in May 1946 to the Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority of Millikin University.

Photograph of 1295 W. Main St.

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Photograph of 1295 W. Main St. This house was built by Honore M. Owen in 1908 and 1909. It was willed to his son Honore M., Jr. in 1950. The 1954 city directory lists Robert H. Morris as living there.

Photographs of 1165 W. Main St.

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Photographs of 1165 W. Main St. This house, known as the Della P. Gushard home was built in 1912. In 1953 the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity moved into the house. They had previously occupied it from 1924 to 1932.

Photograph of 414 W. Main St.

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Photograph of 414 W. Main St. this house was built by J.W. Race about 1880. He sold it in 1904 to William Y. Jackman. It changed hands several times before 1911 when John Henton bought it and tore it down and built the Henton Apartments on that site.

Photograph of 440 W. Main St.

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Photograph of the cabin in the yard at 440 W. Main St., where Mrs. Alice G. Evans, Decatur Librarian, and Miss Ella Glore, sister of Mrs. Evans resided. In 1931 Heston I. Baldwin bought the property and tore down the house and added the ground to the…

Photograph of 404-418 W. Main St.

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Photograph of 404-418 W. Main St. This building was built by J.R. Henton and J.W. Richardson, brother-in-law of Henton, in 1909-1912. It was known as the Henton Apartments. In 1954 it was owned by Don Richardson of Shelbyville, IL., who is a son of…

Photograph of 358 N. Main St.

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Photograph of 358 N. Main St. This house was one of the last downtown Decatur residences to go in making room for business houses. The house was torn down in 1921. George W. Moeller had bought the house from the Isabelle Stafford estate and on the…

Photograph of 809 N. Main St.

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Photograph of 809 N. Main St. after the February 2, 1883 storm. At that time it was the home of I.C. Pugh. In the 1954 city directory there was no such house number listed on North Main.

Photograph of 315 N. Main St.

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Photograph of 315 N. Main St. built in 1888.

Photograph of 557 N. Main St.

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Photograph of 557 N. Main St. taken after the storm on February 2, 1883. During this time it was the Durfee home. Now there is no such number on North Main.