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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Decatur Products of the Past

A sampling of some of the products and consumer goods formerly associated with the City of Decatur Illinois:

Goltermann's Ice Cream

Meadow Gold (milk chest)

Kembrook Dairy

Dairy Lane

Decatur Brewing Company

Elam's Drive-In (Silverfross Root Beer)

The Decatur Paper House

Leader Iron Works

Leader Iron Works

Decatur Bridge Company

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Farewell Decatur Park Singers

A couple weeks ago, it was announced that the recently-completed 2013 season for the Decatur Park Singers -- their 42nd season, as a matter of fact -- would be their last.

The Singers have been a true gem of Decatur for the last 4 decades.  Their music, energy, smiles and talents will be missed sorely next summer and beyond.

We've rounded up some photos of the Decatur Park Singers from past seasons and present them here... as both a "walk down memory lane" and a celebration of all the joy that the Singers brought to all of us.

Thank you, to all of you.

 




























The Park Singers were in Downtown Decatur this summer -- we were there and took some photos

Decatur Link of the Week

This week, I want to help spread word of another great website that features photos of events and happenings of the Decatur area.

http://www.shootdecatur.com

This is the photo blog of George Strohl, whom many will recognize as a well-known photographer around the Decatur area.  Some of his photos have appeared in the Decatur Tribune.

His album of Memorial Day 2013 photos is wonderful!!

1 Example:




 
Great photos George.  Keep up the great work!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Nelson Park Fall 2013


Photos of Nelson Park, Decatur Illinois
Taken Fall 2013

Construction of new building along Route 36 is underway (this will serve as the home of a miniature golf course and an ice cream shop, among other things):





(PHOTOS OF THE DEMOLITION OF THE OLD CLUBHOUSE THAT WAS FORMERLY ON THIS SPOT)

(MORE INFORMATION ON THE NELSON PARK REDEVELOPMENT)


Work around the Beach House and lakefront:





New Dog Park:

Paul's Puttin' Place (now closed permanently, soon to be demolished):



(SEE MORE PHOTOS OF PAUL'S PUTTIN' PLACE)


Other Nelson Park Photographs: