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Decatur Public Library Local History Photo Collection

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  • Tags: Seitz Studio

Photograph taken at the Millikin University Library Ground Breaking

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Photograph taken at the Millikin University library ground breaking on November 6th, 1930. Left to right: Rev. E.W. Clippinger, REv. G.A. Papperman, Dr. S.E. McClelland, O.B. Gorin, J.P. Gorin, A.M. Waggoner, Miss Eugenia Allin, Dr. J.H. White.

Photograph of Students of the Decatur College of Music

Photograph of students going to or coming back from a trip taken in front of the Decatur College of Music and Rembrandt Studios. This photo was taken some time in the 1920's.

Photograph of the Decatur Boat Club.

Photograph of the Decatur Boat Club. From left to right: Dorwyn Bennington, Harold Carr, Jack Hathaway, and Thomas Pope.

Photo of Rev. Leon W. Kern

Photograph of Rev. Leon W. Kern; first pastor Wesley Methodist Church, Brush College Road, (1927-1928). Attended Millikin University while here. Photo by Seitz Studio. Ran Review 11/13/1927.

Photo of Rev. J. E. Story

Photograph of Rev. J. E. Story, he served at the 7th Street Christian Church now the Prairie Ave. Christian Church, left in 1935.

Photo of Decatur Municipal Theatre - Outdoor Theatre

Photograph of the Decatur Municipal Theatre located on Highway 51 near the waterworks.

Photo of the Coliseum Restaurant

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Photograph of the Coliseum Restaurant built in 1923, burned in 1925, rebuilt, and burned again in 1933. Shown in the photo is a view of the Coliseum, formerly the property of the Macon County Fair Association but more recently a beer tavern and dance…

William A. Underwood

Photograph of William A. Underwood; (born 1/4/1861; died 1/1/5/1931; married Belle Lyons on 3/5/1885.) Sheriff of Macon Co. from 1922 to 1926; member of the Odd Fellow lodge at Casner and Easterly Camp 1626, MWA in Decatur. Photo ran 1/16/1931.

Mrs. Fannie Kaufman

Photograph of Mrs. Fannie Kaufman (b. 6/12/1836, d. 3/20/1932), mother of Aaron Kaufman. She was born in Stuttgart, Germany to Mr. and Mrs. Hirsch Ottenheimer. She came to America at 8 years old, and moved toCincinnati, OH. There, she married…

Mrs. E.A. Gastman and the Childrens Summer Reading Contest

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Photograph of Mrs. E.A. Gastman handing out diplomas to the children who participated in the Childrens Summer Reading contest at the Decatur Public Library on August 31, 1927. The photo was taken by Seitz Studio and used in the Decatur Herald.