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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Woodrow Wilson Junior High

Some wonderful shots of the architecturally-beautiful Woodrow Wilson Junior High, as it slowly fades into Decatur's history:

(photos by Julie Carter)













aerial photo by Dr. Stephen (Steve) Huss

Friday, August 15, 2014

Decatur Baseball: Fans Field and More

Here's a collection of photos from Decatur's baseball past, starting with the Commodores and Fans Field (1927-1974).  Fans Field was located on the southeast corner of Garfield and Woodford Streets.

















demolition in 1975




Fans Field Today.....







looking northeast towards 2nd base

looking southeast towards home plate

looking northwest towards home plate





And don't forget there was also baseball played on Staley Field (1915-1923):





It is believed that the field was located on the northwest corner of Eldorado and 22nd Streets, near where the Staley Viaduct is today.



Sunday, August 3, 2014

Decatur Celebration 2014: Sunday

Some memories from Sunday, August 3, the final day of the 2014 Decatur Celebration.

Big thanks to all involved (Board, chairpersons, volunteers, police/Sheriff, paramedics) who made this a great event!













Saturday, August 2, 2014

Decatur Celebration 2014: Saturday

Miscellaneous shots from Decatur Celebration Saturday as we were out and about:
















and a free movie showing of "Guardians" at the historic Avon Theater