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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Out and About Decatur #4

A few shots from "out and about" in Decatur.  Thanks to those who contributed shots for this post !




Merchant Street

Franklin Street, under construction

Good Samaritan Inn

25 Years for Delmar Hazenfield, WOW

on Eldorado Street at former Wake the Dead building

one of Decatur's coolest landmarks

Staley Tower, in the fall




Saturday, October 11, 2014

1 Day - 1 Million Pounds

October 10, 2014

The entire Decatur community -- individuals, businesses, churches, social organizations, schools/universities -- came together to raise over 1,000,000 pounds of food in the WSOY Community Food Drive.

Here are some great shots celebrating the day.....

absolutely amazing!  BE PROUD DECATUR!!





Mayor Mike McElroy and former Mayor Paul Osborne

















Saturday, October 4, 2014

The End of the Franklin Mall

October 3, 2014
The old Franklin Mall in Decatur Illinois was demolished.

Here are some photos that may bring back memories for some of you:


10-foot statue of Blind Justice






last known residence:  Wabash Depot Antique Centre












Demolition Day (photos by Norman Gromen):





And here's a link to a great piece by Herald and Review columnist Bob Fallstrom about the Franklin Mall:
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