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...
Day House Hotel 1947: The Day House Hotel was at 135-137 N. Main St. It was torn down in 1949. Burtschi & Co. later was located at this address. (H file photo)
Nelson Park bathhouse 1960: The bathhouse in Nelson Park was built during The Great Depression by WPA workers. (H file photo)
History Corner: A Look Back (April 2009) : Gallery Millikin baseball 1946: Pictured are members of the Millikin baseball team. (H File Photo)
The history of the Decatur Family YMCA began over 100 years ago in 1877. We built our first building in downtown Decatur in 1907, and opened the facility that is still standing at the corner of Church Street and Prairie Avenue in 1952. Growth and the need for larger facilities necessitated building our current facility and it was opened on February 12, 2001.The Decatur Family YMCA of is one of Decatur and Macon Counties leading non-profit, community services organizations.