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Photographs of 510 Powers Lane

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Photographs of 510 Powers Lane. This house was built by Theron Powers about 1900. Fire partially destroyed it in 1915 but the house was rebuilt. It was bought from Mrs. Powers in May 1926 by Dr. Clyde H. Tearnan. Dr. Tearnan sold it in September 1949…

Photograph of 925 N. Main St.

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Photograph of 925 N. Main St. This house was built in 1865 and 1866 by J.Q. Brown who lived there until about 1874 when he sold it to Dr. W.A. Barnes. Dr. Barnes sold it in 1891 to James D. Tait, who left it to his son, Joseph S. Tait. In 1921 the…

Photographs of the Culver House

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412 W. Prairie Ave. John H. Culver home, built around 1887. It was sold to Roy Phillips in 1950 by Elizabeth C. Shellabarger, daughter of John H. Culver. Phillips remodeled it into apartments. A fire in 1979 caused extensive damage to the attic and…

Photographs from the Whitmer Heating Plant Fire

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Photographs from the January 31, 1918 Whitmer Heating Plant fire. This heating plant was located in a basement behind the Brunswick Hotel, at the northwest corner of Water and Wood, and at the rear of the Leon & Morris store. The plant was started by…

Photographs from the Library Block Fire

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Photographs from the February 21, 1892 fire that occurred at Library Block, formerly the Roberts and Green Building. 4,300 volumes, together with furniture and fixtures were lost.

Photograph from the Leon & Morris Fire

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Photograph from the September 15, 1913 fire that occurred at the Leon & Morris Implement store on E Wood St. The fire did an estimate of $5,000 worth of damage.

Photographs from the Decatur Trunk Factory Fire

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Photographs from the June 18, 1914 fire that occured at the Decatur Trunk Factory and the 'Come Across' pool room on N Water St. The fire was started by a loud explosion that originated in the pool room and was heard and felt throughout the business…

Photograph from the Decatur Milling Company Fire

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Photograph from the Decatur Milling Company Fire on November 25, 1905. The company was located at the southwest corner of E. Main and Broadway. The fire destroyed the entire plant which was incorporated in 1888. Previously it had been known as the…

Photographs from the Millikin-McRoberts Building Fire

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Photographs from the February 24, 1910 fire at the Millikin-McRoberts Building located at N. Franklin. The origin of the fire seemed to be near the elevator shaft, but the exact cause of the fire was unknown. The estimated loss of the building was…