Moultrie Moment of the Week

Pictured above is the Moultrie County Courthouse in 1937. The dome was being repaired due to leaks. It had been discussed to remove the dome but ultimately decided to repair it at a cost of $7,429. Leaks continued to haunt the dome into the 1990’s when the decision was made to seal the dome. Some think the dome has a green patina. Not true. It is sealant applied to stop leakage. Everything was covered - even some of the windows. Source: “M.C. Courthouse Centennial Celebration” published by the MCHGS. Please submit photos to the News Progress for future consideration. Originals will be saved for return or forwarded to Moultrie County Historical Society. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728- 4085.

Pictured above is the Moultrie County Courthouse in 1937. The dome was being repaired due to leaks. It had been discussed to remove the dome but ultimately decided to repair it at a cost of $7,429. Leaks continued to haunt the dome into the 1990’s when the decision was made to seal the dome. Some think the dome has a green patina. Not true. It is sealant applied to stop leakage. Everything was covered - even some of the windows. Source: “M.C. Courthouse Centennial Celebration” published by the MCHGS. Please submit photos to the News Progress for future consideration. Originals will be saved for return or forwarded to Moultrie County Historical Society. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728- 4085.

Moultrie Moment of the Week

The Moultrie County News had a fire that destroyed their building and contents in January of 1948. Pictured above are Linotype machines that were destroyed by the fire. Please submit photos to the News Progress for future consideration. Originals will be saved for return or forwarded to Moultrie County Historical Society. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728- 4085.

The Moultrie County News had a fire that destroyed their building and contents in January of 1948. Pictured above are Linotype machines that were destroyed by the fire. Please submit photos to the News Progress for future consideration. Originals will be saved for return or forwarded to Moultrie County Historical Society. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728- 4085.

Moultrie Moment of the Week

Pictured above is Silver Moon Cafe. It was located on the east side of square. in Sullivan. The owners of the cafe were Bill Cookson and wife Bessie. This photo was taken in the early to mid 1900’s. Please submit photos to the News Progress for future consideration. Originals will be saved for return or forwarded to Moultrie County Historical Society. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728- 4085.

Pictured above is Silver Moon Cafe. It was located on the east side of square. in Sullivan. The owners of the cafe were Bill Cookson and wife Bessie. This photo was taken in the early to mid 1900’s. Please submit photos to the News Progress for future consideration. Originals will be saved for return or forwarded to Moultrie County Historical Society. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728- 4085.

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Pictured above is the Jesse Coventry Restaurant, which was located on the square in Sullivan. This photo was taken in the 1920’s. Please submit photos to the News Progress for future consideration. Originals will be saved for return or forwarded to Moultrie County Historical Society. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728- 4085.

Pictured above is the Jesse Coventry Restaurant, which was located on the square in Sullivan. This photo was taken in the 1920’s. Please submit photos to the News Progress for future consideration. Originals will be saved for return or forwarded to Moultrie County Historical Society. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728- 4085.

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Pictured above is Lovington on State St. in the 1940s looking west. Please submit photos to the News Progress for future consideration. Originals will be saved for return or forwarded to Moultrie County Historical Society. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728- 4085.

Pictured above is Lovington on State St. in the 1940s looking west. Please submit photos to the News Progress for future consideration. Originals will be saved for return or forwarded to Moultrie County Historical Society. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728- 4085.

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Pictured above is the J.W. Cazier restaurant that was located on the west side of square around 1912. Pictured are Mrs. John (Idie) Cazier (left), John Cazier (back), Jess Coventry and Bolin Womack (right). Please submit photos to the News Progress for future consideration. Originals will be saved for return or forwarded to Moultrie County Historical Society. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728- 4085.

Pictured above is the J.W. Cazier restaurant that was located on the west side of square around 1912. Pictured are Mrs. John (Idie) Cazier (left), John Cazier (back), Jess Coventry and Bolin Womack (right). Please submit photos to the News Progress for future consideration. Originals will be saved for return or forwarded to Moultrie County Historical Society. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728- 4085.

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Pictured above is Harshman Plumbing and Heating which was located on S. Main St. in Sullivan. The photo appears to be from the 1040’s or the 1950’s. Please submit photos to the News Progress for future consideration. Originals will be saved for return or forwarded to Moultrie County Historical Society. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728- 4085.

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Pictured above is Sullivan’s Century I parade in 1973. Please submit photos to the News Progress for future consideration. Originals will be saved for return or forwarded to Moultrie County Historical Society. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728- 4085.

Pictured above is Sullivan’s Century I parade in 1973. Please submit photos to the News Progress for future consideration. Originals will be saved for return or forwarded to Moultrie County Historical Society. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728- 4085.

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Pictured above is the 1956-1957 Moultrie County Home Bureau Board. Pictured are Myrtle Smith, Mildred Brewer, Mabel Heerdt, Norma Dolan, Mildred Getz, Natalie Sue Wiggers, Helen Clark, Mary Oathout, Fern Wiley, and Ina Elder. Please submit photos to the News Progress for future consideration. Originals will be saved for return or forwarded to Moultrie County Historical Society. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728- 4085.

Pictured above is the 1956-1957 Moultrie County Home Bureau Board. Pictured are Myrtle Smith, Mildred Brewer, Mabel Heerdt, Norma Dolan, Mildred Getz, Natalie Sue Wiggers, Helen Clark, Mary Oathout, Fern Wiley, and Ina Elder. Please submit photos to the News Progress for future consideration. Originals will be saved for return or forwarded to Moultrie County Historical Society. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728- 4085.

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Pictured above is the first home built on Cottontail Lane in Sullivan in 1965. The home was built for Bert Caspary. Please submit photos to the News Progress for future consideration. Originals will be saved for return or forwarded to Moultrie County Historical Society. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728- 4085.

Pictured above is the first home built on Cottontail Lane in Sullivan in 1965. The home was built for Bert Caspary. Please submit photos to the News Progress for future consideration. Originals will be saved for return or forwarded to Moultrie County Historical Society. If you have any other information, please contact the Moultrie County Historical Society at 217-728- 4085.