Roofless, Benld, IL, 2019

Roofless | Benld, IL, 2019

Roofless Benld, IL, 2019

Benld, called the most difficult town name to pronounce by the Readers’ Digest, was founded by Benjamin L. Dorsey in the 1800s.  This name is a combination of his first name with his middle and last initial. He was responsible for bringing mining to this farming community.  Between 1926 and 1930, Route 66 ran through Benld.  A solid brick building, now roofless, echoes Benld’s agricultural and industrial past.

Establishing Photograph
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