The Bluebird crossing over Lake Decatur. - from Wabash Railroad publicity photos .
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)
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.
Deakins Service Station 1928: Pictured is the C.O. Deakins Service Filling Station at Water Street and Grand Avenue.
Girls Welfare Home 1949: The Girls Welfare home had its annual open house. Shown at the tea table are, from left, Mrs. Victor Dewein, Mrs. J.D. Johnson and Mrs. Guy Scovill. The home board was hostess with the girls and the staff. The welfare home is a red feather agency of the Community Chest. (H file photo)