top story 7 facts about Decatur's Transfer House Dec 27, 2019 Dec 27, 2019 0 It's an icon of Decatur. Here are seven factoids about the Central Park Transfer House. WHEN IT WAS BUILT The Transfer House was built as a transportation hub in downtown Decatur in 1896 at Main and Main streets. H&R file photo THE ORIGINAL SITE The original site in Lincoln Square was a major transportation hub for the region. H&R file photo WHO DESIGNED IT It was designed by William W. Boyington, an architect who also created the Old Chicago Water Tower and Pumping Station on North Michigan Avenue in Chicago. H&R file photo WHEN IT WAS MOVED The last bus left the Transfer House in 1962. It was moved from Lincoln Square to Central Park. H&R file photo HOW IT WAS RELOCATED The 160-ton structure was moved in November 1962. Various proposals for what the building should be used for have been presented over the years. OTHER USES The Transfer House also hosted various events, including a speech by President William Howard Taft and celebrations following the end of World War II. H&R file photo THE TRANSFER HOUSE TODAY The Transfer House is an iconic part of Decatur. It appears on streets signs and the municipal seal. JIM BOWLING, HERALD & REVIEW 0 comments Tags Evergreen Look-back Related to this collection +14 Local A symbol sits empty: Officials take steps toward possible restoration of Transfer House's interior Jul 28, 2018 7 min to read With its distinctive scarlet roof, Bedford stone walls and octagonal shape, the Transfer House in downtown Decatur has stood the test of time as a symbol for the city. +2 Local New life for the Transfer House? City leaders consider giving oversight to Decatur Area Convention and Visitors Bureau Jan 2, 2020 City leaders are hoping new management will spur revitalization of the Transfer House, the official symbol of Decatur that has sat empty in Central Park for more than a decade. +6 Local WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED: Court interpreters; oil pipeline; Redbox Bowl; O'Charley's building sold; disepensaries open; Transfer House Jan 4, 2020 We take a look back at the issues and people making news, as reported by the Herald and Review and herald-review.com. Become a member today to continue getting news like this.