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Waterworks Park

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These are photos of the Waterworks Park. The photos show kids playing at the park, Ten Gallon Lil fountain, the Municipal Theatre, and Lincoln Park Dr. The photos were taken by Decatur Herald & Review.

Unknown Parks

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These are scenes from unknown parks in Decatur, IL. Included are photos of two people sitting on swings, a Summer gathering around 1910, children playing in the water, and a project completed by the WPA.

Decatur Park District

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These are photographs and negatives of the Decatur Park District. The photos include Frank Torrence, Park Supervisor, district officials, and men working at the parks.

Nelson Park - Rock Garden

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These are negatives of the rock garden at Nelson Park. The photos were taken by the Decatur Herald & Review between 1929 and 1950.

Nelson Park - Beach

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These are photos of the beach at Nelson Park. They were taken by the Decatur Herald & Review between 1934 and 1939.

Nelson Park - Golf Course

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These are negatives of the Nelson Park golf course. The photos were taken by Decatur Herald and Review around 1940.

Nelson Park - Pavilion

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These are photos and negatives of the Nelson Park pavilions, both the old pavilion and the new one. Also shown is the opening night dance on July 14, 1931. The photos were taken by Rembrandt Studio and the Herald and Review.

Central Park - Public Market

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This is a photograph of the public market in Central Park. The public market was held along N. Franklin St. between 1911 and 1913, and offered direct-from-the-farm produce to Decatur housewives. The photo was taken by the Decatur Herald or Daily…

Central Park - Concert 6/16/1944

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These negatives show a crowd at a concert in Central Park on June 16, 1944. The photos were taken by the Decatur Herald & Review.

Dreamland Park

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This is a photograph of Dreamland Park showing the amusement park in the background and men in row boats on Dreamland Lake. The photo was taken by Decatur Herald & Review on March 12, 1916. Dreamland Park was later added to Fairview Park.