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General Telephone Building Empire Street / Route 9, August 1958

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?

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp

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

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