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Group of children hold hands in a circle at Emerson School, 1976

Built in the early 1900s, Emerson School was demolished in 1985. Designed by prominent Bloomington architect Arthur L. Pillsbury, it was located at 709 S. Clinton St., one block south of Oakland Avenue. The old school site was converted to green space and is known today as Emerson Park.


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Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp

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

Posted in Historic Photos

January 13th, 2017

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