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Macomb North Side Square 1873
Macomb North Side Square 1873
TitleMacomb North Side Square 1873
Photo Number004514.JPG
CollectionDigital Image Collection (Western Illinois University)
Date Photograph Taken1873
KeywordsMacomb Square North Side Building Business
Subject HeadingMacomb, Illinois--Square (North Side)
DescriptionThis 1873 photograph shows most of the western half of the square's north side. As the signs indicate, the building on the far left is B.F. Randolph's Boot and Shoe store; the one on the far right is the Venable Brothers Dry Goods and Woolens store, where local sheep farmers could also sell their wool. The Eagle Printing Office of Charles H. Whitaker is upstairs. It was moved there when William Venable erected that buidling in 187 1. The first YMCA reading room was opened in the back of the Venable Building in 1886. In the upper left, on North Lafayette Street, is the old Methodist Church, which would have its spire destroyed in a windstorm a few years later. On the far side of it is an empty lot where C.V. Chandler would later build the Chandler (Pace) Hotel. He would also buy and remove the buildings across the street to create Chandler Park. The old Christian Church is cleary visible; it was the tallest structure in that area of the town. Next ot it on the right is the roofline of the old First Baptist Church, which was originally the Female Seminary. In 1873 it was the Second Baptist Church. In the right background is the old depot, built in 1866. It burned in 1879 and was immediately rebuilt. From Macomb: A Pictorial History by John E. Hallwas.
Aux. Photo# NegativeG/C-27 G/C17 Neg 268
Aux. Photo# SlideSlide1408
Aux. Photo# Other004514.TIF
Location of Original PhotoMacomb Square Album--North Side
RightsWIU Libraries Archives & Special Collections -- All Rights Reserved. For permission to reproduce, distribute, or otherwise use this image, contact the WIU Archives and Special Collections at malpass-archives@wiu.edu.
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