Tuesday, March 5, 2013

101 South Neil Street


101 South Neil Street - Faulkner Building
Constructed: Before 1902 
Razed: mid 1980s

1902 Sandborn Map showing the Faulkner Drug Store at the southwest corner
of Neil Street and University Avenue

Watson Faulkner's  Drug Store and Bike Shop
101 South Neil Street looking southwest from the corner of Neil and University.
Photo courtesy of Champaign County Historical Archives

Daily Illini -  Tuesday, February 12, 1924

Daily Illini - Friday, July 17, 1936

103 West University Avenue - Empire Steam Laundry
Photo Credit Unknown

University Avenue looking east from Randolph Street 1902.  101 South Neil is the
building with bay window just left of center.
Photo courtesy of Michael Markstahler

Aerial view of Neil Street between University Avenue and Clark Street circa
late 1920s.
Photo courtesy of Champaign County Historical Archives

University Avenue looking east circa 1940.  101 South Neil Street is the
building to the right with the bay window.
Photo courtesy of Karen Olson
View of 101 South Neil Street (right of City Building) circa 1940s
Photo Courtesy of Champaign County Historical Archives
101 South Neil Street served as an Armed Forces Recruitment Center just
prior to being razed.
Photo courtesy of  the City of Champaign

A view of 101 and 105 South Neil Street prior to demolition.
Photo Courtesy of City of Champaign

101 South Neil Street as it appeared in the 1980s just prior to demolition.
Photo courtesy of  the City of Champaign

101 South Neil Street as it appeared in the 1980s just prior to demolition.
Photo courtesy of  the City of Champaign

101 South Neil Street as it appeared in the 1980s just prior to demolition.
Photo courtesy of  the City of Champaign

101 South Neil was razed to make way for additional Christie Clinic parking
as part of their expansion project.
Photo Courtesy of City of Champaign
101 South Neil Street being razed for additional parking.  This photo was taken
from the City Building looking southwest.
Photo Courtesy of City of Champaign
Current view of the southwest corner of Neil Street and University Avenue.
Photo Courtesy of Google

3 comments:

  1. Another great post, TJ. What was the name of the building immediately south (would that be 103 S Neil St?) It had 3 stone arch windows on the second floor. I can't quite make out the name of the business in the B&W photo of the Army recruitment center... which is how I remember the corner building.

    Glenn

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  2. AND I love the Empire Steam Laundry building. Did that become the Cadillac dealership later?

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  3. I can't believe they tore down those lovely buildings for a bland parking lot. I think the one with the arched windows had Caucus studios on the second floor. I read once that the building used to be a needle factory. Don't know if that's true. The windows were lovely.

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