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Happy belated birthday, City of Champaign

Yesterday was the the 160th birthday of the City of Champaign, when the community shifted from being West Urbana to having it’s own charter.

The photo is of the first Champaign City building, built in 1889. It was replaced by the building that we know in 1937. You can read the full story of the two buildings here

Right now the current City Building is in fierce competition against The Art Theater in the Sweet Sixteen round of our March Madness: Icons of C-U Tournament. Be sure to get your votes in!

Photo from City of Champaign website.

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