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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Normal, Illinois
Location of Normal, Illinois
► McLean County (79) ► Champaign County (22) ► DeWitt County (14) ► Ford County (1) ► Livingston County (45) ► Logan County (76) ► Piatt County (14) ► Tazewell County (3) ► Woodford County (4)
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|Opened in 1930 by William Sprague, this is the only two-story Tudor Revival service station on Route 66. Although the station was built in the depth of the Great Depression, Sprague knew that travelers still needed food, gas, and car repairs. He . . . — — Map (db m163009) HM|
|Cedar Crest was the Town of Normal's first comprehensively planned subdivision. This district was designed by architect Aaron T. Simmons and built by Bert Marley Kuhn between 1914 and 1930. Cedar Crest's curving streets and craftsman style houses . . . — — Map (db m163006) HM|
|Built in the second and third decades of the 20th century, homes in the Highland Historic District feature high quality construction and materials, as well as designs by noted architects A.L. Pillsbury and George Miller. This district provides a . . . — — Map (db m163008) HM|
|The town of Normal was created at the junction of the Illinois Central and the Chicago and Alton Railroads. The Camelback Bridge is the last surviving structure in Normal associated with the railroad. Its location was chosen because here the . . . — — Map (db m58105) HM|
|The Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School (ISSCS) opened in 1865 as the Illinois Soldiers' Orphans' Home. Dedicated in 1869, it provided a home for children of Civil War veterans who had been killed and wounded. In 1899, the state . . . — — Map (db m160048) HM|
Route 66, the Mother Road, is an American icon that symbolizes romance and freedom of the open road. Born in 1926, Route 66 was one of the first numbered U.S. highways, journeying 2,500 miles from Chicago to Los Angeles. Today, . . . — — Map (db m158093) HM|
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The following inscription was engraved on one of the original bells that hung in the Broadview Mansion Bell Tower:
"Dedicated to the glory of God
and in loving memory of
Bird Colladay Van Leer, 1867-1933 . . . — — Map (db m162820) HM|