9 Sights in Decatur, United States (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Decatur, United States. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 9 sights are available in Decatur, United States.

Sightseeing Tours in Decatur

1. KCS Caboose Number 385

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The Kansas City Southern Railway Locomotive No. 73D and Caboose No. 385 are historic railroad equipment located near Arkansas Highway 59 and Church Street in Decatur, Arkansas. The locomotive is an EMD F7A built in 1950, and used in service by the Kansas City Southern Railway until 1991, although it was converted to a slug unit sometime in the 1970s and the body was filled with concrete and old wheels. The caboose was built in 1952 by the Louisiana and Arkansas Railroad, a division of Kansas City Southern, and used in service until 1991. Both were purchased in 1991 by Peterson Farms, restored, and placed on display near the former Kansas City Southern depot in Decatur.

Wikipedia: Kansas City Southern Railway Locomotive No. 73D and Caboose No. 385 (EN)

2. Dancy–Polk House

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The Dancy–Polk House is a historic residence in Decatur, Alabama. The house was built in 1829 for Colonel William Francis Dancy, an early settler in the area, who later moved to Franklin, LA. It is the oldest building in Decatur, and one of only four to survive the Civil War. Dancy came to North Alabama from southern Virginia, and built a Georgian house popular in his homeland. The two-story frame house has a double-height portico with four Doric columns on each level. The house was listed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage in 1978 and the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.

Wikipedia: Dancy–Polk House (EN)

3. Transfer House

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The Transfer House is a historic building located in Central Park in Decatur, Illinois. Built in 1896, the building originally served as a transfer point for Decatur's electric streetcar system. Architect William W. Boyington's design for the building was influenced by a number of Victorian styles, particularly the Richardsonian Romanesque. The building was ultimately moved to Central Park and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Wikipedia: Transfer House (Decatur, Illinois) (EN)

4. KCS Decatur Depot

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The Kansas City-Southern Depot is a historic railroad station at Arkansas Highway 59 and West North Street in Decatur, Arkansas. It is a long rectangular single-story structure, built out of concrete blocks. It has a hip roof with Craftsman-style brackets and two fisheye dormers, and a cross-gable projecting telegrapher's bay decorated with fish-scale wood shingles. It was built c. 1920 by the Kansas City Southern Railway.

Wikipedia: Decatur station (Arkansas) (EN)

5. Oglesby Mansion

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Oglesby Mansion

Richard James Oglesby was an American soldier and Republican politician from Illinois, who served three non-consecutive terms as Governor of Illinois and as a United States Senator from Illinois, and earlier was a member of the Illinois Senate, elected in 1860. The town of Oglesby, Illinois, is named in his honor, as is an elementary school situated in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood of Chicago's south side.

Wikipedia: Richard J. Oglesby (EN), Website

6. Peace Monument

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Peace Monument Kathleen Riley / CC BY 2.0

Peace Monument is a cenotaph designed by Charles Mulligan. It is located at the Adams County Courthouse in Decatur, Indiana, in the United States. It is a war memorial devoted to peace, active women in the American Civil War and as a general war memorial commemorating the sacrifice of soldiers in war. It is the first monument in the United States specifically devoted to peace.

Wikipedia: Peace Monument (Decatur, Indiana) (EN)

7. Southern Railway Depot

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The Southern Railway Depot is a historic building in Decatur, Alabama. The depot was built in 1904–05 along the Southern Railway line. Decatur had become a transportation hub of North Alabama by the 1870s, with its connections to the Tennessee River, the east–west Tuscumbia, Courtland and Decatur Railroad, and the north–south Louisville and Nashville Railroad.

Wikipedia: Southern Railway Depot (Decatur, Alabama) (EN), Website

8. State Bank Building Decatur Branch

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The State Bank Building, Decatur Branch, commonly known as the Old State Bank, is a historic Jeffersonian-style bank building in Decatur, Alabama, United States. It was recorded by the Historic American Buildings Survey in 1934 and 1935. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on March 24, 1972, due to its architectural significance.

Wikipedia: Old State Bank (Decatur, Alabama) (EN)

9. Princess Theater

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The Princess Theatre is a 677-seat performing arts venue in Decatur, Alabama. The art deco-style building was originally built in 1887 as a livery stable. In 1919, the building was transformed into a silent film and vaudeville playhouse.

Wikipedia: Princess Theatre (Decatur, Alabama) (EN), Website


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