Then –Circa 1930 photo (#0545) of the B & B Service Station and Chrysler Auto Sales on the NE corner of S. Main and E. Water Streets. This Station provided towing service as indicated by the presence of a ‘towing vehicle’. This vehicle could have been a modification of a passenger car with the addition of a towing crane.
Now – 2018 photo of the same location. Presently the 5th 3rd Bank is located on this corner. In 1951 the Urbana Manufacturing Company (Toys) was located on this corner and in 1959 Howard Supply Company was located on this corner.
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Then & Now Champaign County
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