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S.S. Kresge Building, Champaign, Illinois
S.S. Kresge Building, Champaign, Illinois
Resource Typeimage
TitleS.S. Kresge Building, Champaign, Illinois
Coverage / Year1983
DescriptionWest side of Neil Street, just south of Church Street, Champaign.
InterpretationS.S. Kresge building was the site of Champaign's first Kresge five-and-dime store. The Sansone popcorn truck was often parked outside the store. In the 1960s, the construction of large shopping malls, located on the outskirts of Champaign and Urbana communities, led to a decline of long-established downtown businesses in Champaign and Urbana as well as the outlying Champaign County communities. Private downtown development groups were formed and a search for ways to save the downtown became a high priority of the Chamber of Commerce leadership and municipal government officials.
Lesson Plans / ThemesUrban Treasure Hunt;
Learning Standards16 History; 18 Social Systems
Author or CreatorMiller, Patricia L.; Illinois Heritage Association;
Subject / KeywordsBuildings; Champaign, Illinois; Stores & shops;
Collection PublisherIllinois Heritage Association;
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See for more information about this project.
Rights Management Statement
Resource Identifierpmh8001
CONTENTdm file name71816171572002_kresge.jpg
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