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Arthur Pillsbury Collection

Arthur L. Pillsbury designed schools, churches, businesses, and homes, in the early 20th century.  His buildings represent some of the ...

Building a Home 505 Bowles

The house at 505 Bowles, Normal, IL was built from 1951 to 1953 by Raymond W. and Evelyn Pauline Esworthy on a lot purchased in 1950. A...

Ensenberger Building

G.A. Ensenberger and Sons had become a successful retail furniture store in Bloomington.  Although the founder died in 1917, sons Frank...

Evans, Joseph Orme

Joseph Orme Evans (December 22, 1923-March 5, 2007) was a native of Bloomington, Illinois.  He received a bachelor’s degree from the Un...

Historic American Buildings Survey Collection of Edgar Lundeen

Edgar Lundeen (1898 – 1986) was an architect who practiced in Bloomington IL throughout his career. He studied architecture at the Univ...

McLean County Bank Building

In 1853 the original McLean County Bank was founded as the first bank in Bloomington. It was eventually dissolved, and the new bank was...

McLean County Courthouse 4 Preservation Collection

The McLean County Courthouse was built between 1900 and 1903 after the Great Fire of June 1900. In the 1960s the courthouse was not lar...

Moratz, Paul O.

This collection contains a miscellany of items, such as newspaper articles, building specifications, correspondence, Paul Moratz public...

Multiple Listing Service

Multiple listing service (MLS) is a set of services that real estate brokers use determine how their fees are split among brokers and s...

Old House Society

The Old House Society is a nonprofit organization in McLean County devoted to the preservation and celebration of architecture of the p...

People’s Bank

The Peoples Bank was first incorporated in March 22, 1869, with George W. Parks as President and had its operations at Center and Washi...

State Farm Building

The State Farm Building in downtown Bloomington, the tallest building in the downtown area, has long been a local landmark. Desi...

Wilson, Harrold B. Collection

Harrold Braden Wilson was born June 13, 1904, in Weldon, Illinois, and died June 3, 1991, in Bloomington. He first married Alice Carlso...