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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Faries Park

 
Nestled on the western shore of Lake Decatur southeast of Richland Community College, Faries Park has a rich history and holds many memories for folks of the Decatur area.



Much of the Park (298 acres) is now owned by Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), acquired as part of a voter-approved $7,000,000+ sale from the Decatur Park District back in 2004.


Here is a collection of photos of Faries Park, which is slowly fading into Decatur's history, as it is being slowly absorbed into ADM's industrial complex.





December 2014
same shelter as above 3 years ago (2011)

Hans Peter Gut Memorial


old railroad trestle/bridge piers in Lake Decatur


 
pond and green of 18th hole at Faries Golf Course

looking towards the South at the old Faries Golf Course clubhouse

course was closed in 2005



Saturday, December 13, 2014

Out and About Decatur #7

Another set of random photos taken around the city of Decatur IL in Fall 2014:



<<click on photo to enlarge & read>>






at Millikin (Kirkland Fine Arts Center)







and a couple shots of the Potawatomi Rock:
(find out more at this previous PICTURE DECATUR post)



Friday, December 5, 2014

Downtown Christmas Walk 2014

A small collection of candid shots taken during Decatur's Downtown Christmas Walk, December 3 2014:





















Link of the Week: Shop Merchant Street

For the latest installment of Decatur "Link of the Week", we feature SHOP MERCHANT STREET.

http://www.merchantstreetdecatur.com/


"Shop Merchant Street isn’t just about the most famous street in Decatur, Illinois. It’s about all of downtown and what it means to us not only as patrons, but as business owners as well. Downtown Decatur is a family of shops that has grown over the years to include a diverse collection of the best of the best in what our city has to offer in quality service and products."

Support your local small businesses folks;  they are the heartbeat of Decatur!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Out and About Decatur #6

Another collection of photos taken around Decatur Illinois (Fall 2014):








abandoned miniature golf course behind Pla-Mor Lanes

old ADM facility near Pla-Mor Lanes




Visiting the WWII Memorial:





Community Thanksgiving Luncheon: