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Albert Lee House, Champaign, Illinois
Buildings; Champaign, Illinois; Education
Albert Lee House, 605 N. Walnut, Champaign. This is the residence of Albert Lee, an African American man who served on the staff of the University of Illinois for fifty-two years.
University of Illinois Ceramics Building, Urbana, Illinois
Urbana, Illinois; Buildings; Education; Technology; Ceramics
105 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana.
University of Illinois YMCA, Champaign, Illinois
Champaign, Illinois; Buildings; Education;
725 S. Wright Street, Champaign.
Athletic Field, Wright St., University Ave., and Romine St., Urbana, Illinois
Urbana, Illinois; Champaign County, Illinois; Fields; Athletics
Wright Street, University Avenue, Romine Street, Urbana, Illinois.
Map of Marquette and Jolliet Route
Discovery & exploration; French Colonial District; French Colonial Period; Missionaries; Marquette, Pere Jacques, 1636-1675; Joliet, Louis, 1645-1700
Pierre Marquette and Louis Jolliet successfully located the Mississippi River and traveled down it in two birch bark canoes, accompanied by five voyageurs. On the return trip they chose the Illinois River...
The Coureur de Bois and the Indian
fur trade; Indians of North America; Remington, Frederic, 1861-1909;
A fur trader stands by a birch bark canoe and shakes the hand of an Indian. A second fur trader is seated in the canoe.
Assembly Hall, University of Illinois
Buildings; Champaign, Illinois
The University of Illinois Assembly Hall at Fourth Street and Florida Avenue, Champaign, is a center for sports, entertainment and convention. It was opened on Honors Day, May 3, 1963. It was designed...
Round Barn, University of Illinois, Urbana
Buildings; Urbana, Illinois; Education; Farming; Barns; Agricultural facilities; Agriculture;
Round Barn, University of Illinois, Urbana.
University Hospital (McKinley Center), Urbana, Illinois
Urbana, Illinois; Buildings; Education; Hospitals; Health care
1109 S. Lincoln Avenue, Urbana.
Inman Hotel, Champaign, Illinois
Champaign, Illinois; Champaign County, Illinois; Buildings; Hotels; Residence; Senior citizens; National Academy of the Arts
17 E. University Ave., Champaign. The Inman Hotel was also known as the National Academy of Arts. The architects were Spencer and Temple and the builders were the English Brothers.
Pierre Martin/Boismenue House, Dupo, Illinois
Architecture; French Colonial Period; French Colonial District; Vertical log construction; Dupo, Illinois; Martin, Pierre; Cahokia, Illinois
The vertical log construction of the Pierre Martin house was revealed when the exterior clapboard was removed. The vertical walnut timbers are anchored at top and bottom by wooden pegs, a technique called...
Zimmerman Archaeological Site, near Utica, Illinois
Archaeology; Archaeological sites; Prehistory; Kaskaskia Indians; Marquette, Pere Jacques, 1636-1675; Joliet, Louis, 1645-1700; Missions
Archaeological dig at the Zimmerman Site
Printing Press, c. 1830
Abolition movement; Slaves; Newspapers; Abolition movement; Publishing industry; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865;
The noted abolitionist Elijah P. Lovejoy (1802-37) is believed to have owned this press, which is in the collection of the Chicago Historical Society.
Portrait of Jacques Marquette
Discovery & exploration; French Colonial Period; Fur trade; Missionaries; Marquette, Pere Jacques, 1636-1675; Joliet, Louis, 1645-1700
This well-known image of Father (Pere) Marquette is from a painting by an unknown artist.
Bank of Illinois, looking west from Neil Street, Champaign, Illinois
Buildings; Champaign, Illinois; Banks
100 W. University Avenue, Champaign.
Champaign County Jail, Urbana, Illinois
Buildings; Champaign, Illinois; Urbana, Illinois; Jails; Prisons
Champaign County Jail, 201 E. Main St., Urbana. Crowds toured the new Champaign County Jail and Sheriff’s Residence, March 1905. The residential portion fronted Main Street and the jail’s west entrance...
University of Illinois Library
Champaign County, Illinois; Buildings; Education; Urbana, Illinois; Libraries
1408 with Gregory Drive, Urbana. The Library is more commonly known as the Main Library. The architect was Charles Adams Platt. Since 2000, the building has been listed on the National Register of Historic...
University High School, Urbana, Illinois
Urbana, Illinois; Buildings; Education; Schools; Schoolteachers;
School of Education, 1212 with Springfield Avenue, Urbana.
University of Illinois Natural History Building, Urbana, Illinois
Urbana, Illinois; Buildings; Education; History;
1301 W. Green Street, Urbana. Nathan C. Ricker was the architect. Since 1986, the building has been on the National Register of Historic Places.
University of Illinois Law Building (Harker Hall), Urbana, Illinois
Urbana, Illinois; Buildings; Education
1304 W. Green Street, Urbana. Harker Hall is also known as the Chemical Laboratory. In 1986, the building was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
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