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Aerial view of Bloomington, 1958.

This summer 1958 aerial view, looking north-northwest, shows the under-construction General Telephone Building (“F”), once located on the 1300 block of E. Empire St. / Route 9. This three-story building (last occupied by Verizon) was torn down in 2011. “A” is Ewing Manor; “B” Towanda Ave.; “C” the General Electric plant; “D” Fairway Dr.; “E” Robinhood Ln.; and “G” Bloomington Country Club.

What other interesting things can you spot?


Written By

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp

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

Posted in Historic Photos

November 2nd, 2016

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