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)
PHOTOS: 1974 Norfolk 1974 Norfolk & Western Railway Co. Explosion 1 On July 19, 1974 Decatur was rocked by an explosion in the Norfolk & Western Railway Co. switching yards. The blast decimated surrounding residential areas of the city’s far east side. Seven railroad employees died and over 100 people were injured. To see a gallery of images related to the blast go to www/herald-review.com/gallery
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.