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Harry Clay Wire and Matilda E. Wire

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Photograph of Harry Clay and Matilda E. Wire. Harry died 10/14/1938, Decatur Contractor for many years. He retired about 1918. At one time he was city building inspector and later served on the zoning board. He was a member of the Masonic lodge. He…

George A. Stouffer

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Photograph of George A. Stouffer; (died 12/6/1947). Member of Stouffer Bros. Contracting Co. Came to Decatur from Macon in 1897. Member of Grace Methodist Church.

David C. Moffitt

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Photograph of David C. Moffitt. Elected Mayor of Decatur in 1893. He was in the brick manufacturing and brick building contracting work. Erected several of the schoolhouses of Decatur. Active in Odd Fellows Lodge.

Joseph Mills

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Photograph of Joseph Mills (died July 6, 1913). Veteran Decatur lumberman. He bought land at the corner of N. Main and William Streets in 1853 and started a carpenter shop. He was a contractor and building until 1878. During this time he erected,…

Benjamin Dill

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Photograph of Benjamin Dill (d. 1/7/1926). Dill was a Decatur contractor who built many houses and schools in and near Decatur. He also built the first house in Maroa, IL. Dill was an Alderman in Decatur for 2 years and commissioner of highways in…

Jan De Graff

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Photograph of Jan De Graff, a prominent Decatur contractor in the early 1900s. He mainly worked as a general contractor who erected many of the foremost residences. This photo was taken by Vandeventer, and used in the Decatur Daily Review on…

Arthur B. Alexander

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Photograph of Arthur B. Alexander, a prominent Decatur contractor. He was a member of File & Alexander, contractors. He was also a city engineer at one point. Photo was taken around 1911.