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Stories tagged "Champaign": 78

For over 80 years the Virginia Theater has served and queen of downstate theaters. This 1,800 seat movie palace, designed by C. Howard Crane and Kenneth Franzheim, opened on December 28, 1921. The building combines Spanish and Italian Renaissance…

Built in the Classical Revival style, this beautiful 800 seat theater was constructed by the famous architects Cornelius and George Rapp of Carbondale, IL. George was a graduate of the University of Illinois School of Architecture. in 1899. Their…

The circles of the sculpture swirl around one another; some are briefly linked, every so slightly touching, others entirely encompass another ripple. Artist Don Lawler from Stephensport, Kentucky, sees this sculpture as a “reflection on the…

Cycles of Love appears a swirling romantic fantasy from the first moment one lays eyes on it. Located on the corner of University and Neil Streets, its grand movement is striking. There are two human figures inside the sculpture. There are circles…

The first library in Champaign started out as a private collection. In 1868, about 300 books and periodicals were assembled in a modest reading room on the second floor at No. 7 Main Street in Champaign. Forty members of the private Champaign Library…

Centennial Park is the second largest park in the Champaign Park District and has the widest variety of recreation to offer visitors. Centennial Park offers eight lighted tennis courts, one lighted baseball field and five unlighted baseball…

Along East Perkins Road just east of the Urbana Dog Park site is Judge Webber Park, a 24-acre site that is used by the park district and the East Central lllinois Archery Club. The park district was unable to fund development of the park site,…

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Johnston park features one unlighted baseball field, a soccer field, and a playground with swings. There are also picnic areas, drinking fountains, and a walking path around the park.

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Turnberry Ridge Park features a playground with swings, a half basketball court, picnic areas, a shelter, and a water fountain. This park also contains part of the Turnberry Ridge Trail (1 mile).

Mullikin Park offers picnic areas, a shelter, outdoor grills, drinking fountains, a half basketball court, a playground with swings, and wide open space. Champaign's newest trail, Pipeline Trail (1 mile), is due west of Mullikin park and runs…

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