Then and Now: Brown Building in Urbana


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The Brown Building is shown in this circa 1929 photo.

The Brown Building is shown in this circa 1929 photo.


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The Brown Building as it appears today.


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The Brown Building is at 121 S. Main St., Urbana. Then photo of Brown Building is ca. 1929. In 1929 two businesses were in the building: R.C. Gardner Funeral Director and Loverde Brothers Fruit Store.

Next door to the south was the Quality Meat Market No. 2 store. Quality Meat Market No. 1 store was at 241 N. Main St. (corner of N. Main and Church Streets). To the north at 119 S. Main St. was a taxi service and a sporting goods store.

Now, the Brown Building is occupied by Tompkins & Ellis, attorneys and Slatestone Title Company.

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The Champaign County Historical Museum is a not-for-profit organization that depends upon donations and dues to preserve, protect, archive and display the artifacts that tell the Champaign County story. The free public museum located at 809 E. Lawn Ave., Urbana, is open to the public Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Brown Building is shown in this circa 1929 photo.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2022/07/web1_thumbnail_Then-Brown-Building-2.ed_..jpgThe Brown Building is shown in this circa 1929 photo. Submitted photo

The Brown Building as it appears today.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2022/07/web1_thumbnail_Brown-Bldg.-Now.jpgThe Brown Building as it appears today. Submitted photo

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Info from CCHS

Info from CCHS