Joseph William Royer: Urbana’s Architect


Brian Adams, Ph.D., Archeologist, Prairie Research Institute, the Illinois State Archaeological Survey, University of Illinois; Book Author

Host: David Inge

We’ll review the life of an architect who made a great contribution to the built environment of Urbana. You may not know his name, but you should know his buildings: the Champaign County Courthouse, Urbana High School and the Urbana library. His name was Joseph William Royer, and he was active from 1897 to the early 1950s. Our guest will be Brian Adams, the author of a book on Royer and his work.