1948: A pacer, owned by Sandy Beaman of Decatur, went from an unraced ‘maiden’ class to a top class winner. The horse was trained in Decatur at Beaman’s Stables before being introduced to the track. From left are Mr. Beaman, Mrs. Beaman and Charles Nieft, stable foreman. (H file photo) herald-review.com...
Hotel Orlando 1916: The first fireproof building in Decatur was the seven-story Hotel Orlando. The hotel became the social, political and cultural center of Decatur and Macon County. This photo shows the interior of the Garden Room during a World War I food conservation drive. (H file photo)
Up for Auction Photo Decatur-Then & Now The Decatur Public Library Building, located at 457 N. Main, was built at a cost of $65,000. A grant from Andrew Carnegie paid for most of it. The cornerstone was laid on June 16, 1902, and the building was opened to the public on July 1, 1903. I am not sure what it sold for??
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search The following list of Carnegie libraries in Illinois provides detailed information on United States Carnegie libraries in Illinois, where 106 public were built from 105 grants (totaling 1,661,200) awarded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York from 1903 to 1914. In addition, academic libraries were built at 5 institutions Ninety Thousand Dollars