BUILDING HISTORY The Illinois Traction Station, also known as the Illinois Traction Building, was originally the headquarters of the rail system. The construction was proposed in November 1911 by the Illinois Traction System; however it did not…

BUILDING HISTORY Royer completed this commercial building with Danely and Smith in 1926. Located on the southeast corner of Main and Race Streets in Urbana, this building was originally the Knowlton and Bennett drug store. Everett M. Knowlton moved…

HISTORY Urbana High School's current building was built in 1914. It was designed by architect Joseph Royer who also designed many other area buildings such as the Urbana Free Library and the Champaign County Court House. The architecture is of the…

BUILDING HISTORY Founded in 1874, the Urbana Free Library is the public library of the City of Urbana, and it is one of the oldest public libraries in the state. It began as a private association, Urbana Library Association and did not have its own…

BUILDING HISTORY Lincoln Hotel, now called The Urbana Landmark Hotel, was built to attract travelers to downtown Urbana. The hotel was intended to be the center of culture and entertainment in central Illinois. For the past 90 years, the hotel has…