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Springer Recreational Center (Post Office, Champaign, Illinois)
Springer Recreational Center (Post Office, Champaign, Illinois)
Resource Typeimage
TitleSpringer Recreational Center (Post Office, Champaign, Illinois)
Coverage / Year1903
Description301 N. Randolph Street, Champaign. James Taylor Knox, U.S. Treasury Surveying Architect, was the architect of record for the 1903 Beaux-Arts-style post office.
InterpretationWhen a new Champaign post office opened at 600 N. Neil Street in December, 1966, this building was converted to house federal agencies. In 1980, it was renamed to honor retired congressman William L. Springer of Champaign. The Champaign Park District acquired the building in 1991 for use as the Springer Recreational Center. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Lesson Plans / ThemesUrban Treasure Hunt
Learning Standards16 History
Author or CreatorMiller, Patricia L.; Illinois Heritage Association;
SourceHistory in Postcards: Champaign, Urbana, and the University of Illinois. Willis C. Baker, Patricia L. Miller. Illinois Heritage Association, 1993.
Subject / KeywordsChampaign County, Illinois; Buildings; Post office
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.
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Resource Identifieriha00176
CONTENTdm file name32847212372002_Image12.jpg
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