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Photo of Syndicate and Pasfield Buildings

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Photograph of the Syndicate and Pasfield Buildings, 234-250 N. Main Street, Decatur, IL. Photo taken 1896. Norman's Laundry. I. D. Stine, Architect, Dr. Walsh, Specialist, Real Estate, Stafford & Patterson.
Photo of Empty Lot where Syndicate and…

Richard A. Wilson

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Photograph of Richard A. Wilson. He was a real estate and insurance agent in Decatur in the early 1900's. He was also notary public and had his offices at 133 E. Prairie St. where the Cahill Real Estate office is now located. Found no further…

George A. Stadler and Judge W. C. Johns

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Photograph of George A. Stadler and fellow golfer ready to tee-off. George A. Stadler; (died 5/25/1935). Former Decatur mayor and prominent business man. He came to Decatur in 1890 and became a member of the firs, Young Bros. and Maris, wholesale…

Aaron Smick

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Photograph of Aaron Smick; (died 11/19/1913). Decatur real estate dealer for many years. In the late 1870's he and C. C. Carter opened a real estate, loan and insurance office at 152 E. Prairie St. They remained in business together until about 1886.…

Theron A. Powers

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Photograph of Theron A. Powers (died 8/22/1925). He was in the real estate business with his brothers under the firm name of Powers Brothers. He was for many years a director and officer of the Chamber of Commerce and prominent in hospital work. He…

John R. Miller

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Photograph of John R. Miller, (died Feb. 12, 1908). In his early life Miller was a tailor by trade, but after coming to Decatur in 1856 he worked in the Odor & Hughes Grocery store awhile and then went into the real estate business.. He became quite…

Sherman J. McClelland

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Photograph of Sherman J. McClelland (born 1/12/1864; died 6/14/1945). In whole sale grocery business from 1888-1928, later going into real estate and insurance. Member and past president Millikin University board of managers. Former manager of the…

James Keefe

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Photograph of James Keefe (d. 4/19/1910). He was a Civil War veteran, and made his living peddling seashells. In 1864, he bought his first property in Decatur. He purchased property all over Decatur and Macon County, and gave money to help bring…

Charles S. Hankins

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Photograph of Charles S. Hankins (d. 10/1/1933). He was the former owner and operator of the Decatur Independent Telephone Co., which he sold to the Illinois Bell Telephone Co. in 1907. He was a pioneer in the use of underground telephone cables,…

Bradford K. Durfee

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Photograph of Bradford K. Durfee (d. 7/19/1916). He was a secretary of the Mutual Home and Savings Association in Decatur, and one of the oldest real estate and insurance men. He was a partner with J.K. Warren in a real estate firm at one time. …