Picture 15-23.
A busy office!  The ITS calendar on the wall says 1909.  This is possibly the office of the Urbana & Champaign Railway, Gas & Electric Company.  If it was the Champaign office, it was the old J. B. and W. B. McKinley office at the corner of Main and Walnut Streets.  Notice the electric irons, apparently for sale, and the sign at the rear carrying a “free trial offer” for the irons.  There are two telephones, one for each of the two competing phone systems in the community: a standard Bell candlestick phone, on an extender, and an Automatic early dial phone on the next desk. — Champaign County Historical Society, from Urbana Courier archives

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