Thursday, October 19, 2017

Let's go to the movies! - and the Vodvil ! A sampler of the fare at the Capitol Theater which opened in 1926 on Second Avenue in the old Liberty Theater Building which was in the lot behind the Drumheller Building.

Original Liberty Theater on 2nd Ave behind Drumheller Building renamed and opened September 1926



1927
1939

1950s

1959
1929


1943


1933
October 1935
1929



1927
1937

1956


1930
1955

1939
1949


1956

1949



1929
1927



1927
1972

1927
1943


1930

1929

1929

1930



Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Moore Buick Company had its grand opening at 215 E Main on Jan 21, 1959, followed by a total liquidation auction two years later. File photos courtesy of the Union-Bulletin.






The Company moved from Poplar Street to Main at end of 1958.

Garden City Furniture and Carpet moved into this space in 1961.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Stone Bowl football game was played on (or about) New Years Day at the Penitentiary from 1946 to 1951. Click on images to enlarge for easy reading. Articles are dated but not in chronological order.




Dec 5 1949
Sep 26 1948
Jan 2 1948


Jan 3 1949
Dec 30 1949


in U-B Dec 31 1947
For whom is Bates field named?  Jan 1 1950

Jan 2 1947 

Dec 31 1950
Jan 1 1948


Jan 2 1949
Jan 5 1950


Jan 1 1950
158 Club sponsors  with bananas Joe Denney, Bill Berney, Bill Zeigler, Jan 2 1950

in U-B Dec 31 1948
6th and final Stone Bowl scheduled, Dec 27 1951
Wolverines win 6th and final annual Stone Bowl, Dec 31 1951




Illinois Wesleyan University wants to play in Stone Bowl,
 Nov 29 1951
Jan 2 1951

Jan 2 1951 (cont.)






Buck Bailey speaks at banquet, Jan 18 1952.
(This is the last piece in the U-B on the event -
no more news going forward)