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Photographs from the Powers Opera House Fire

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Photographs from the November 4, 1895 Powers Opera House fire near East Main and Water streets. The origin of the fire was unknown, however the estimated loss was around $250,000. The Powers Opera house was announced to be rebuilt the very day after…

Photographs from the Powers Office Building Fire

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Photographs from the April 7, 1914 fire that destroyed the Powers building properties at Water and Main streets. The properties destroyed and affected included the Powers estate, Linn & Scruggs store, the Leavenworth Store, the Powers Theater,…

Photos of Powers Opera House Exterior and Interior

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Photograph of the exterior of Powers Opera House. Photograph of the interior of Powers Opera House located at 100 S. Water Street, Decatur, IL.

Powers Office Building/Opera House Fire 4/7/1914

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Photograph of the Powers Office Building and Opera House fire on 4/7/1914 in downtown Decatur.

Powers Office Building/Opera House Fire 4/7/1914

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Photograph of the Powers Office Building or Opera House fire on 4/7/1914 in Downtown Decatur.

Eloise Clark's Oral History

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This is the oral history of Eloise Clark. She was interviewed by Betty Turnell on 6/23/1987 and 7/10/1987. This interview covers her life at the Orlando Hotel after it was renovated into apartments, her time working at Millikin University, and the…