Decatur Transfer House

 

The Decatur Transfer House History

Decatur Transfer House Postcard

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Standing as a symbol of fond memories of a time gone by, the Transfer House holds a great deal of sentimental value to the people of Decatur Illinois.

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Built in 1895, on Lincoln Square, the Transfer House sat in the center of the original town. It served as a shelter for those waiting to board street cars and later buses. Over the years, the Transfer House has been much more to the citizens of Decatur than just protection from the cold. This symbol of Decatur reminds us of a time when those crazy trolley parties were the rage and young people lined up to ride the new electric street cars. It was an era of good old fashion fun, as friends met on the Square for those weekly band concerts by the Goodman Band and later the WPA Orchestra. A period of time marked by victory celebrations and political speeches, the Transfer House served as the centerpiece for social gatherings.

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As time passed on, the city of Decatur began to grow and the Transfer House was standing in the way of progress. Because of the traffic flow problems, the Decatur City Council in 1962, decided to move the Transfer House to Central Park under much protest. This move signaled the end of a special era in the History of Decatur.

Decatur Transfer House Collectibles and Gifts

Transfer House Ornaments Transfer House Bells
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Transfer House Glass Boxes Transfer House Coffee Mugs
Box 4 inch Glass Square Grooved Small Transfer House.jpg (43801 bytes) Box 4 inch Glass Square Grooved Transfer House.jpg (30933 bytes) Box 4 inch Round Transfer House.jpg (54632 bytes) Box Brass Beveled 4 inch by 6 inch Transfer House.jpg (33668 bytes) Box Brass Beveled 4 inch Square Small Transfer House.jpg (38165 bytes) Box Brass Beveled 4 inch Square Transfer House.jpg (24282 bytes) Box Brass Beveled Large Octagon Transfer House.jpg (24227 bytes) Box Rectangular Silver and Glass Small Transfer House.jpg (45109 bytes) Mug Blue Transfer House.jpg (28099 bytes) Mug Green Transfer House.jpg (25960 bytes)
Transfer House Paperweights Transfer House Candle Holders
Paperweight 3 inch Faceted Small Transfer House.jpg (36256 bytes) Paperweight 3 inch Slanted and Faceted  Transfer House Wood Stand.jpg (23672 bytes) Paperweight 3 inch Slanted and Faceted  Transfer House.jpg (33570 bytes) Paperweight Bookend Style 3 inch by 4 inch Transfer House.jpg (22000 bytes) Paperweight Heavy Weight Old Transfer House.jpg (35464 bytes) Paperweight Heavy Weight Small Transfer House.jpg (25207 bytes) Paperweight Oval 2.75 inch by 4 inch Old Transfer House.jpg (38669 bytes) Candle Holder Square Blue Small Transfer House.jpg (31080 bytes) Candle Holder Square Green Small Transfer House.jpg (27880 bytes) Candle Holder Square Clear Small Transfer House.jpg (36314 bytes) Candle Holder Clear Triangular Small Transfer House.jpg (22975 bytes)
Transfer House Suncatchers Transfer House Bowl
Suncatcher Stained Glass Transfer House Red and White.jpg (29548 bytes) Suncatcher Stained Glass Transfer House Blue and White on Stand.jpg (22224 bytes) Suncatcher Stained Glass Assortment Transfer House.jpg (38279 bytes)
Transfer House Clock Transfer House Wood Pen Set or Jewelry Box
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