Pictures 11B-4 and 11B-5.
These two postcards show the ITS depot and its next-door neighbor, the Inman Hotel, on University Ave. in Champaign between Walnut and Market Streets.  Both pictures show the alley between the buildings, which had sidings for local interurban cars.  The lack of shadows in the upper picture suggests that the Inman Hotel had not yet been built, so this is a very early view of the depot.  In the alley to our right (the west side of the depot), we see a self-propelled freight car.  The lower picture shows a local car in the alley, waiting for passengers to board.  The depot was constructed in 1913 on the site of an old mill.  For the preceding several years, ITS had used the site as a freight depot. C. T. Photochrom (upper)
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