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North First Street

Come explore the history of North First Street, Champaign's original downtown with a rich, complex history and a bright future. 

Help us grow this exhibit! We welcome and encourage the contribution of digitized texts, images, audio recordings, movies and more. To contribute material please click Contribute or e-mail the moderator Noah Lenstra at to schedule a visit to help you get your collections and memories online. 

North First Street Oral History Exhibit

This website has been made to document the history that was shared with the eBlackCU interns from oral histories collected at the North First Street Farmer's Market on July 29, 2010. The team has documentaries from Ted Adkisson to Erma Bridgewater. Many came to help out no matter what they knew. The eBlackCU team consists of 6 interns which have been working this summer to preserve as much history as known about Champaign-Urbana as possible and to get as many people involved as they can so that the word can be spread in the community.

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