Circa 1900 photo (#1767) of Terre Haute School (DIST 10 – Sec 19), Mad River Township, Champaign Co., Ohio. - School located between Storms Creed and Storms Creek Road, about 3/8 mile East of State Route 55. A.B. Graham taught at the school 1896-1900 (room at left). Building burned in 1902 and rebuilt in the same year. Totally new building was erected in 1915. High school transferred to Westville in 1944 and the remaining grades transferred to Graham School district in 1963. Early Schools of Champaign County, Ohio 1997 Champaign County Genealogical Society
The Champaign County Historical Society is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization that preserves, protects, archives and displays the artifacts that tell Champaign County’s History. The Society operates on donations and dues and has a free public museum of history at East Lawn Avenue in Urbana.
Then – 1932 photo of the Urbana Public Library located on the South side of West Market St. in Urbana. Currently this is the site of the U.S. Post Office alley parking lot. Note ‘Clifford Theater’ and old City Building are in the background. Also note the construction site of the post office building east of the library. In 1932 the Urbana Library Association acquired the building across the street at 160 W. Market Street (at the NE corner of W. Market & Walnut Streets) and moved the library there. In 1996 the library moved to a remodeled building at 1060 Scioto Street (its current location). (Historical Facts and Trivia of Champaign County, Ohio by Ed Ridder)
Now - 2017 photo of the same location.
Looking Back at Champaign County
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