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Main Street of Nashville, Washington County, Illinois
St. Louis Road
IL15 Road sign East to West ~~ IL-15 (St. Louis Road through Nashville).
      The first State Bond Issue in 1918 began the numbering of Illinois State Highways. (SBI Routes)
      SBI Route 15 was from East St. Louis in St. Clair County through Nashville, in Washington County, to Albion in Edwards County, primarily covering what is now IL-15.
      Sometime in the 1930s the SBI numbers were discontinued.
      In 1938 IL-110, which had been used elsewhere replaced the old SBI Route 15 from Freeburg to Nashville and the remainder to the east as IL-15
      In 1949 this highway was numberd US-460, adding it along with IL-15.
      In 1974 US Route Numbers were discontinued, leaving it as IL-15.
 
IL15 Road sign North to South ~~ IL-127 (Mill Street though Nashville).
      Originally IL-153 from Nashville to New Minden. (Note: IL-127 was only from Carlyle to Raymond.)
      In 1937 it was extended to Nashville on a new road to New Minden and by 1939 it was extended to Pinckneyville and later to Cairo.
 
1902 Extract from the Nashville Journal, Nashville, Illinois, October 23, 1902
      For the first time an automobile passed through our city yesterday. The stock, hogs, cattle, horses and chickens along the road all took hard fits as the machine passed. The gentleman in charge left St. Louis at 9 o'clock yesterday morning and arrived here at about 1 o'clock in the same day. He was bound for Centralia.
 
East Main Street
East Main Street, Postcard postmarked 1917, courtesy of Marci Lamar Kasen
 
Main Street, Nashville IL
Main Street, Nashville, Illinois Photograph courtesy of Jo & Larry House
 
Illinois State Route 15
Illinois State Route 15, looking west Photograph courtesy of Jo & Larry House

Harrl Beatty Photograph Collection
Courtesy of Larry & Jo House
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East St. Louis Road, south side
East St. Louis Road, north side
West St. Louis Road, south side
West St. Louis Road, north side
Main Street, St. Louis Road
 
Residences
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Main Street
Main Street Nashville, IL 1906
1906 looking west
Main Street Nashville, IL 1907
1907 looking west
Main Street Nashville, IL 1909
1909 looking east
Main Street Nashville, IL 1910
1910 looking west
Main Street Nashville, IL 1922
1922 looking west
Main Street Nashville, IL 1930
1930 looking west
Main Street Nashville, IL.
 
Main Street Nashville, IL 1922
looking east
Main Street Nashville, IL 1960
1960 looking west

Main Street
East St. Louis Road, South Side, Nashville, Illinois
East St. Louis Road, south side, Nashville, IL
Eigenraugh's Grocery - Hohman's Shoes - Karl Gewe's Hardware - Gutzler's Bakery - Kroger Grocery
 
East St. Louis Road, south side, Nashville, IL
Monument Shop - News Stand - Eigenraugh's Grocery - Hohman's Shoes -
Karl Gewe's Hardware - Gutzler's Bakery - Kroger Grocery - Johnson's Drugs
 
First National Bank   First National Bank 1961
Beckmeyer's Clothing Store - Jewelry Store - First National Bank: 1961 -
& - P. E. Green, Lawyer, on second floor
 
East St. Louis Road, south side, Nashville, IL
Buhrman Meat Market - Bracy's Grocery - Western Auto - Reve's News Stand - Gaffner Jewelry - Gambles
 
East St. Louis Road, south side, Nashville, IL
(unseen) Standard Service Station - Seyler's Cafe - Residence - Lane's Flower Shop -
Behrman's Meat Market - Bracy's Grocery Store - partial Western Auto
 
East St. Louis Road, south side, Nashville, IL
Gutzler's Furniture's Floor Covering - Montgomery Wards - Williamson Hardware
 

Main Street
East St. Louis Road, North Side, Nashville, Illinois
East St. Louis Road, north side, Nashville, IL
Unknown - Opera House - Dixon's Cafe - Hassler Shoe Service
 
East St. Louis Road, north side, Nashville, IL
Shoe Mart - Cunningham Appliances - Unknown - Unknown - Unknown -
Wedel Optometry - Buckeye Hotel - Unknown - Unknown - Unknown
 
  Gas Explosion
January 5, 1952

Destroyed the buildings between Cunningham Appliances and Wedel Optometry
 
after the 1952 explosion   after the 1952 explosion
after the 1952 explosion   after the 1952 explosion
 
  Sometime later after the Explosion  
later years after explosion   later years after explosion
 
Main Street, north side 1960
Shoe Mart - Scott's Drugs - Lee's 5¢ to $1 Store - The Sew Shop
1960
 
Main Street, north side 1960
Lee's 5¢ to $1 Store - The Sew Shop - Green & Cross, Attorneys
1960
 

Main Street
West St. Louis Road, North Side, Nashville, Illinois
West St. Louis Road, north side, Nashville, IL
Nashville News - D & H Electric - Illinois Power Company - Boester Shoe Store - Unknown - Weinlein Hardware
 
West St. Louis Road, north side, Nashville, IL
Residence - Williamson Motor Sales - [ North Washington Street ] -
Rixman Chrysler - Gem Theater building - William Brethauer Hardware (Plumbing) - Nierman Implement
 
West St. Louis Road, north side, Nashville, IL   West St. Louis Road, north side, Nashville, IL

Main Street
West St. Louis Road, South Side, Nashville, Illinois
Farmers and Merchants National Bank   Farmers and Merchants National Bank
Farmers and Merchants National Bank - Beatty's Drug Store - Thompson's Restaurant - Back's Department Store
 
Nashville, Il., W. St. Louis Road south side
Back's Department Store - Thies & Brandhorst Grocery Store - Ben Franklin Store - Daniel Food Store -
Nashville News - Thompson's Kidde Shop - Cafe - Small & Sons Ford Motor Sales (Ford) - Barber Shop
 
Nashville, IL., W. St. Louis Road south side
Ben Franklin Store - Daniel Food Store - Nashville News - Thompson's Kidde Shop - Cafe -
Small & Sons Ford Motor Sales (Ford) - Barber Shop -
Washington Hotel (hidden from view ~ set back on property)
Buhrnan's Auto Service - Western Auto
 
Nashville, IL., W. St. Louis Road south side
Buhrnan's Auto Service - Western Auto - [ South Washington Street ] - May's Phillips 66 Service Station
 

Residences
St. Louis Road, Nashville, Illinois
St. Louis Road Residences
1907 Hosmer House - West St. Louis Road
  St. Louis Road Residences
1907 Shirley & Goodner Houses - West St. Louis Road
 
St. Louis Road Residences
1911 - West St. Louis Road - looking east
  St. Louis Road Residences
1911 - West St. Louis Road - looking west
 

Harrl Beatty Photograph Collection

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