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  1. Picture Chicago
    Collection

    Picture Chicago is a collection of images originally published in books about Chicago that were digitized by the University of Illinois' Urbana and Chicago campus libraries. Here you can see photographs of Chicago gangsters, politicians, and early famous Chicagoans; the first taxicab in the city; the early pneumatic tube system installed in the the Chicago Post Office; the d...
  2. Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
    Collection

    The University Library’s collection of Sanborn fire insurance maps includes maps for Illinois towns; rural settings are not included. Sanborn maps were produced to assist insurance underwriters in determining fire insurance rates for individual buildings by examining the buildings' construction methods, heat and lighting sources and manufacturing uses, and the same attribute...
  3. Small Homes Council Technical Notes (Digital Surrogates)
    Collection

    Digital Surrogates from the Small Homes Council Technical Notes, includes digitized technical Notes issued by the Small Homes Council-Building Research Council including Prevention and Treatment of Construction Damage to Shade Trees (TN-1: 1965); Built-up Roofing Details (TN-2: 1966, 1970, 1981); Insulation for Heating (TN-3: 1969, 1977); Converting a Concrete Slab to a Wood...
  4. Farm, Field, and Fireside
    Collection

    Together with the introduction of rural mail delivery, the telephone, and the automobile, farm newspapers played a key role in the modernization of rural America. The Farm, Field and Fireside collection contains historically significant U.S. farm weeklies published in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. These titles document a time of transition in American ag...
  5. Flat Iron Building, Urbana, Illinois
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    Flat Iron Building Fire, March 21, 1948. The building was at the corner of Railroad (Springfield) and Main Streets, Urbana.
  6. Flat Iron Building, Urbana, Illinois
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    Flat Iron Building Fire, March 21, 1948. The building was at the corner of Railroad (Springfield) and Main Streets in Urbana.
  7. Flat Iron Building, Urbana, Illinois
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    Flat Iron Building, Railroad (Springfield Avenue) and Main Streets, Urbana.
  8. City Hall and Fire Department, Champaign, Illinois
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    102 N. Neil St., Champaign.
  9. Wreckage of the Bloomington Fire
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    The damaged Bloomington skyline is visible beyond the courthouse square. A streetcar and a crowd of people are visible in the foreground. June 19, 1900, much of the center of Bloomington was destroyed by a fire that started in the Model Laundry. Flames spread rapidly and destroyed many buildings in a four square block area of the city. No businesses failed because of the fir...
  10. Stoking Engine
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    The Stoking Engine is fighting the Bloomington Fire of 1900.
  11. Insurance maps of Peoria, Illinois, Volume 2, 1902
    Multi-Page Item | 78 pages | 1902

    Also shows factories, commercial occupancy of buildings, property boundaries, and house and block numbers.
  12. Mascoutah, St. Clair County, Illinois, May 1910
    Multi-Page Item | 7 pages | 1910

    Also shows factories, commercial occupancy of buildings, property boundaries and house and block numbers.
  13. Insurance maps of Peoria, Illinois, Volume 2, Aug. 1917, sheets 181-182
    Multi-Page Item | 2 pages | 1917

    Also shows factories, commercial occupancy of buildings, property boundaries, and house and block numbers.
  14. Martinsville, Clark Co., Ill., Dec. 1893
    Multi-Page Item | 2 pages | 1893

    Also shows factories, commercial occupancy of buildings, property boundaries and house and block numbers.
  15. Martinsville, Clark Co., Ill., April 1898
    Multi-Page Item | 2 pages | 1898

    Also shows factories, commercial occupancy of buildings, property boundaries and house and block numbers.
  16. Marshall, Clark Co., Ill., Oct. '92
    Multi-Page Item | 3 pages | 1892

    Also shows factories, commercial occupancy of buildings, property boundaries and house and block numbers.
  17. Marshall, Clark Co., Illinois, May 1906
    Multi-Page Item | 5 pages | 1906

    Also shows factories, commercial occupancy of buildings, property boundaries and house and block numbers.
  18. Insurance maps of Peoria, Illinois, Jan. 1920, sheets 183-185
    Multi-Page Item | 3 pages | 1920

    Also shows factories, commercial occupancy of buildings, property boundaries, and house and block numbers.
  19. Marseilles, Ill., Jan. 1889
    Multi-Page Item | 3 pages | 1889

    Also shows factories, commercial occupancy of buildings, and house and block numbers.
  20. Peru, La Salle County, Illinois, June 1916
    Multi-Page Item | 18 pages | 1916

    Also shows factories, commercial occupancy of buildings, property boundaries and house and block numbers.
  21. Peotone, Will County, Illinois, March 1914
    Multi-Page Item | 5 pages | 1914

    Also shows factories, commercial occupancy of buildings, property boundaries and house and block numbers.
  22. Marseilles, La Salle County, Illinois, October 1913
    Multi-Page Item | 7 pages | 1913

    Also shows factories, commercial occupancy of buildings, property boundaries and house and block numbers.
  23. Peru, La Salle Co., Ill., Dec. 1897
    Multi-Page Item | 10 pages | 1898

    Also shows factories, commercial occupancy of buildings, property boundaries and house and block numbers.
  24. Peru, La Salle County, Illinois, April 1909
    Multi-Page Item | 12 pages | 1909

    Also shows factories, commercial occupancy of buildings, property boundaries and house and block numbers.
  25. Maroa, Macon County, Illinois, May 1910
    Multi-Page Item | 3 pages | 1910

    Also shows factories, commercial occupancy of buildings, property boundaries and house and block numbers.
  26. Peru, La Salle County, Illinois, April 1892
    Multi-Page Item | 8 pages | 1892

    Also shows factories, commercial occupancy of buildings, property boundaries and house and block numbers.
  27. Marissa, St. Clair Co., Ill., March 1900
    Multi-Page Item | 4 pages | 1900

    Also shows factories, commercial occupancy of buildings, property boundaries and house and block numbers.
  28. Peru, Illinois, Oct. 1888
    Multi-Page Item | 7 pages | 1889

    Also shows factories, commercial occupancy of buildings, and house and block numbers.
  29. Marion, Ill., June 1886
    Image | 1886

    Also shows factories, commercial occupancy of buildings, and house and block numbers.
  30. Marion, Williamson Co., Ill., May 1894
    Multi-Page Item | 2 pages | 1894

    Also shows factories, commercial occupancy of buildings, property boundaries and house and block numbers.