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Normal 150: ISSCS

Sep 25, 2015

An abandoned building on Beech Street in Normal, part of the former Illinois Soldiers and Sailors Children's Home.
Credit John Alltop / Wikimedia Commons

The Illinois Soldiers and Sailors Children's Home was a fixture in Normal for 110 years. As the community celebrates its 150th anniversary, Ruthie Cobb chats with Charlie Schlenker about the orphanage. She's says the home had a singular statewide impact as well as a local one.

GLT aired Charlie's feature on a book put out by the ISSCS Historical Society in 2007.