Moultrie Moment of the Week

Pictured above is Rhodes Moto-cross race track northeast of Bethany in 1972. 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 are some 1943 students at E. Hudson school. Pictured are Don Adair, Tom and Ray Standerfer, Ron Wood, Carroll and Wilma Marshall. The school was located in the northwest corner of Sullivan Township. 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 are the owners and operators of what was affectionately referred to by family and friends as the “Slop Shop”. Located on the southwest corner of the Sullivan square (current location of China King Restaurant) the owners and operators were Dorman (Mush) and Juanita Shirey. The picture was taken 1947 or 1948. Photo courtesy Donella Davis. 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 Wabash Depot on Railroad Street in Lovington in 1912.The house in the background is the old Shepard, McMullin/Gaddis home. 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 the southside of the square in Sullivan in 1907. The Todd building is where the Index used to be and where G3 is now. If you look further down the block there’s a small building next to Sheridan’s clothing; that is the post office building. 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

This is a picture of the Jonathan Creek township building which was built in 1909 for $1,500. It was used extensively over the years for numerous township meetings and social events. Weather and vandalism had taken its toll. It was torn down in 1987. The year that this photo was taken is unknown. 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 Lowe School in 1908. Lowe School was built as the first stand alone high school. Prior to that, all 12 grades were at old North School. 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 Lowe School in 1908. Lowe School was built as the first stand alone high school. Prior to that, all 12 grades were at old North School. 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 Year

Pictured above is Freeland Grove in Sullivan. Before there was a Wyman Park, area folks used Freeland Grove. It was locaed where the Civic Center and Sullivan American Legion now are. The date that this photo was taken is unknown. 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 Freeland Grove in Sullivan. Before there was a Wyman Park, area folks used Freeland Grove. It was locaed where the Civic Center and Sullivan American Legion now are. The date that this photo was taken is unknown. 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 the Clore “mansion”, which appeared in a March 1929 issue of the Lovington Reporter. According to the article, it was built in 1862 by “Wild Jim” Clore, who formerly lived on the site where he bought a double cabin from William Martin. Mr. Martin was known as the second man who built a home in that vicinity in 1829. People familiar with Lovington know that this home is located on the west side of town off the Spfd Rd. (route 32) It still stands today and has been home to many families. 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 Clore “mansion”, which appeared in a March 1929 issue of the Lovington Reporter. According to the article, it was built in 1862 by “Wild Jim” Clore, who formerly lived on the site where he bought a double cabin from William Martin. Mr. Martin was known as the second man who built a home in that vicinity in 1829. People familiar with Lovington know that this home is located on the west side of town off the Spfd Rd. (route 32) It still stands today and has been home to many families. 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 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.