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Decatur Public Library Local History Photo Collection

James Keefe

BIO199-KEEFE_JAMES, C1900.jpg

Dublin Core

Title

James Keefe

Subject

James Keefe
Civil War
veteran
seashells
real estate
Illinois Midland Railroad
alderman
3rd ward
1080 St. Louis Ave.
International Stereograph
Decatur Herald and Review
Decatur, IL
Photo File: Biography
photograph

Description

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 the Illinois Midland Railroad to Decatur. He built many houses in Decatur, and was a long-time alderman from the 3rd ward. His home was at 1080 St. Louis Ave. The photo was taken by International Stereograph, and used in the Decatur Herald or Daily Review.

Creator

International Stereograph, Decatur, IL

Source

Photo File: Biography - Keefe, James

Publisher

Decatur Herald and Review, Decatur, IL
Decatur Public Library, Decatur, IL

Date

c. 1900

Contributor

James Keefe

Rights

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Relation

goes with BIO200

Format

.jpg

Language

English

Type

photograph

Identifier

BIO199

Coverage

James Keefe, Civil War, seashells, real estate, Illinois Midland Co., alderman, 3rd ward, International Stereograph, Decatur Herald and Review, Decatur IL

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

photograph

Physical Dimensions

6x9"

Citation

International Stereograph, Decatur, IL , “James Keefe,” Decatur Public Library Local History Photo Collection, accessed January 25, 2021, http://omeka.decaturlibrary.org/items/show/2141.