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Photographs of North First Street taken in the mid-1980s. Locations photographed include Our Place Barber Shop, Lone Star Lounge, Candy's Lounge, Champaign Cattle Bank Museum, Brown's Cafe, D'Ghanza Beauty Salon, Jackson's Open Pit BBQ and Lounge.

Undated color photograph of North First Street businesses.

Undated image of North First Street from sometime in the 1970s, showing the vibrancy of the community at that time.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map of the North First Street area in Champaign, Illinois.

Image of Salem Baptist Church chapel

Photo of Salem Baptist Church parsonage acquired by the church in December 1969. The parsonage is located at 1712 South Prospect.

Alvin Griggs moved to Champaign in the early 1960s and taught in the Champaign School District during the desegregation of the district. At Centennial High he was a coach, physical education teacher and assistant principal.


Photograph of parishioners of Salem Baptist Church. From the scrapbook of Veola Tinsley. (As appeared in an issue of Through the Years.)

Snippet of 1909 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map featuring Salem Baptist Church and Willard Public School.

Image of Salem Baptist Church taken in 1970's.