Area history, Aug. 29, 2014

Area history, Aug. 29, 2014

Today is Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1914: David Godfrey's airdome theater in Philo will close this evening after a highly successful season. In order to properly observe the last night, he procured a quartet of colored singers at the Champaign County Fair this week and they will be the main attraction. There is little doubt but that Philo's airdome outdoor theaters has come to stay. It presented clean, attractive pictures over the summer with bits of vaudeville.

In 1964: An airman identified as the man who disappeared, following a collision Thursday night in which a passenger in his car was killed, was found Saturday at the Thomasboro Motel. Airman Frederick Le Clair was located after he called an air base ambulance to the motel.

In 1999: Developers are considering Lincoln Square Mall in downtown Urbana as a site for senior citizen housing. James Webster, one of the mall's owners, said the plan would keep the facility's main floor for stores and building a multiple-story addition on top for apartments.

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