Photo of the Week, 61: Courthouse Square 1930
Seen here is an early Great Depression view of the McLean County
Courthouse, looking northeast from the corner of Center and Washington
streets. This was the fourth courthouse in the county's history,
having replaced the third one gutted in the Bloomington Fire of June
19, 1900. This American Renaissance-style beauty opened in 1903, and
today serves as the home of the McLean County Museum of History.
Accordingly, the old Courthouse Square is now commonly referred to as
the Museum Square.
Note the two Ford Model Ts whizzing west down Washington Street. And if you look really close, the sign attached to the pole on the lower right reads, “Parking Limit ONE HOUR."