Crane Alley - Outdoor Seating

Historic Downtown District and Imagine Urbana Tour May 2021

Crane Alley - Outdoor Seating

Urbana, Illinois 61801, United States

Created By: Lily


Tiernan’s Block at 115 West Main Street was built in 1870, at the same time as Busey’s Block across Main Street. Originally a three-story Italianate-styled building of Urbana brick with fluted iron columns and stone lintels, it was renovated in 1914 into a four-story terra cotta marvel in the Classical Revival style by famous Urbana architect Joseph Royer. The block is also an Urbana local landmark. Originally, it housed both a grocer and a druggist on the first floor, with a post office in the druggist’s. The second floor housed offices and the third floor was Tiernan’s opera hall. In 1887, the Urbana Masons relocated their lodge to the third floor, which they occupied until 1978. Tenants over the years included sports stores, attorneys, restaurants, and government offices. In 1997, Norman and Carolyn Baxley bought the building and renovated it for professional offices. Current tenants include Crane Alley Restaurant and Applied Pavement Technology.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Historic Downtown District and Imagine Urbana Tour May 2021


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