Work on restoring the Fischer Theatre in downtown Danville has moved from outdoors to indoors. The non-profit group that owns the building at 158 N. Vermilion Street hope to have it ready to host plays and concerts by fall, 2019.
A demolition crew tore down the 134-year-old Burnham Mansion in Champaign on Tuesday, reducing it to a pile of rubble by evening. The home on Church Street that later become an apartment building is coming down to make room for the expansion of Champaign Central High School.
Lincoln Square Mall and the old hotel adjacent to it were built to attract people and dollars to downtown Urbana. Both buildings have seen better days. But city officials hope to revitalize the Lincoln Square area — and they’re asking the public for ideas.
The Champaign City Council voted seven to nothing with one abstention Tuesday night to reject city landmark status for three properties on Church Street, that are slated to be torn down for the expansion of Champaign Central High School.
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Three buildings that the Champaign School Board wants to tear down for the expansion of Central High School have been nominated for local landmark status. The action approved Thursday by the Champaign Historic Preservation Commission occurred the same day that the school board filed formal protests with the city.