Towanda District Library

Towanda District Library
301 S. Taylor St.
Towanda, IL 61776


Web site: Towanda District Library

Institution Type: Library


Description: Building and Planning of Route 66, Roadside Businesses, Local History, Interstates’ Effects on Route 66

Regions Covered: Route 66 in Illinois

Type of Materials: The Towanda Area Historical Collection, available online through the Illinois State Library’s Digital Archives, contains 20 items including articles on Fred Walk’s parkway preservation project, a photo of 1954 construction of northbound lanes, aerial photos, a 1940s article on homes razed for Route 66 construction, a few business histories, and a few family histories.

Time Periods: 20th Century


Facility Hours:
Monday 10am-6pm, Tuesday 1pm-7pm, Wednesday 10am-6pm, Thursday-Friday 1-5pm, Saturday 10am-4pm

Online Resources and Finding Aids:

Towanda Area Historical Collection