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)
Looking back now, I can't really remember my first visit to the Lincoln Theater. I must have been young though because during my childhood years, the theater was always open. There was no place else in Decatur quite like the Lincoln. (Troy Taylor)
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??