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Photo of Masonic Temple at 201 W. Main St
Photo of the Gill Building aka the Knowlton and Bennett Building, 135 W. Main St.
Busey Mansion at 502 W. Main Street, the residence of Mary and Samuel T. Busey.
Newspaper clipping about the opening of the Samuel T. Busey Memorial Library
Newspaper clipping about the cornerstone for The Samuel T. Busey Memorial Library being laid on July 23, 1917.
Photo of Grandma Goodrich's Home from the early 20th century. This home sat on the current site of The Urbana Free Library, at 201 W. Elm St.
George McKinley Bennett (1863-1955) was key member and organizer of the Urbana Association of Commerce. In 1907, this association pushed for the construction of a new library building in Urbana, which ultimately became the Samuel T. Busey Memorial…
Image of Frederick E. Eubeling (1841-1911). Eubeling was one of the founding member of The Urbana Free Library and worked in the library during the 1890s when it was in the City Building.
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