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Archive of: May, 2013

Photo of the Week, 17: Tracy Green & Co., circa 1928

Tracy Green & Co., circa 1928, located at the southwest corner of Washington and Gridley streets east of downtown Bloomington.

Photo of the Week, 16: Cropsey Railroad Station

This rare shot of the train depot in Cropsey likely dates to the 1880s.

Photo of the Week, 15: Play Ball!

Seen here is the Junior American League baseball team sponsored by J. Stern Furniture Co,. sometime in the late 1940s.

Photo of the Week, 14: Bent School Graduates, June 1938

Graduation season is upon us! Seen here are 1938 graduates of Horatio G. Bent School on Bloomington's northwest side.

Photo of the Week, 13: Tornado Season is Here

“Tornado Leaves Trail of Debris Strung Across Central Illinois" read the page 5 headline in the June 11, 1939 Pantagraph. Seen here is damage from that storm in downtown Arrowsmith, the small McLean County community east of Bloomington. A tornado and / or accompanying high winds tore off the corner of the Masonic building and left the Hess grocery store exposed to the elements.

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