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  • Tags: 19th Century

Susie King Taylor.png
Photograph shows portrait of Susie King Taylor, who served more than three years as nurse with the 33rd U.S. Colored Troops Infantry Regiment during the American Civil War, although officially enrolled as a laundress. She also taught children and…

Altgeld Original Second Floor Plan (1896).JPG
Original second-floor plan of Altgeld Hall prior to its numerous 20th-century additions.

Altgeld Original First Floor Plan (1896).JPG
Original first-floor plan of Altgeld Hall prior to its numerous 20th-century additions.

Altgeld Original Ground Floor Plan (1896).JPG
Original ground floor plan of Altgeld Hall prior to its numerous 20th-century additions.

Fortnightly Club, 1896; Recto-Front.jpg
1896 photograph of members of the Fortnightly Club

1977_Cattle Bank (Joan Severns).jpg
Champaign City Council member and future mayor (1979-1983) holds an artistic rendering of what the Cattle Bank building could look like if restored to its original historic appearance.

1858-59_Cattle Bank (Bowman Map).jpg
Image of the Cattle Bank from 1858 map of Urbana and West Urbana by Alexander Bowman.

Young Men's Library Association of Urbana Charter (1872) 1-2_COPY.jpg
This is the founding charter for The Urbana Free Library. The document is signed by all the member's of the Young Men's Library Association of Urbana, including Frederick Eubeling, Frank Jaques, and Samuel Busey.

Frank Jaques_COPY.jpg
Frank Jaques (1839-1896) came to Urbana in 1858. He was a lawyer, businessman, philanthropist, and early supporter of the library
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