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Victory Hall boy with a bird, 1930.

Opened after World War I at 904 Hovey Ave. in Normal, Victory Hall was a safe place for boys from troubled families. Seen here is Victory Hall boy George Sanders about 1930.
In the early 1980s, an Illinois State University fraternity moved into the 904 Hovey Ave. complex. Victory Hall relocated to Bloomington and merged with two other children’s homes. The successor home closed in 2003.


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Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp is the Librarian at the McLean County Museum of History

Posted in Historic Photos

July 11th, 2016

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