Whittaker Building

Historic Downtown District and Imagine Urbana Tour May 2021

Whittaker Building

Urbana, Illinois 61801, United States

Created By: Lily


133 West Main Street was built in 1890 and first occupied by a confectioner. It is known as the Whittaker Building for the jeweler that occupied it until the 1990s. It is an over-tall two-story building with a curved display storefront. It was recently purchased and is being renovated into residential and commercial spaces.

The building faces Main Street to the North and Fish Alley to the South. Check out Fish Alley to see one of Urbana’s newest murals in the back of the 123 West Main building. This mural was funded and implemented by Urbana’s Arts & Culture program, and created by artist Carlie Upchurch.

This property’s historical impact is identified as “contributing” to the Downtown Historic District.

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


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