This is a 1896 postcard photo of the Urbana High School building (#1807) which was built in 1879. The building burned in 1897 and was replaced at the same location by ‘The Castle’ (#0158) which was first occupied in 1901 -1902. During the interim before The Castle building was completed the Curry Institute building on East Water Street (#A1837) was used. As the new Urbana High School building comes into service, it is interesting to look back on the buildings that proceeded it.
Looking Back at Champaign County
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