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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Pershing Demolition

What use to be Shelton Motor Inn (Best Western), Jabroni's Lounge, America's Best Value Inn & Suites, etc. will soon be a big pile of rubble.

450 East Pershing Road, Decatur
3/25/2016






Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Memory Lane 20

How about another bunch of random Decatur photos & memorabilia?

Here's our 20th collection here on Picture Decatur.........















TAGS: memory lane, Central Park, badge, millikin university, Decatur Club, New Beverly Inn, matchbook, Jenco, hotel, Route 36, Citizens, signature, Burks, A W Cash, Field & Shorb, Walters & Tyler, Gorin, Powers, Mueller, rain gauge

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

4 Corners

You know this?

A nice leisurely walk around 2016's downtown Decatur will let you touch all 4 corners of 1829 Decatur.

See:







TAGS:  downtown, plaque, boundary, 1829, survey marker, sidewalks, walk, Decatur Illinois

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Memory Lane 19

Hope you enjoy this next collection of Decatur IL memorabilia.

Lots of memories are contained in these images.........














TAGS:  fairview park, Grand Army of the Republic, hospital, hotel, Imperial Inn, Jenison & Augustine, Krekel's, Lincoln Theater, Macon County Sheriff, memory lane, pavilion, Regal 8, Standard Hatcheries, Wabash Railroad


Saturday, March 5, 2016

Post Office Murals

Are you aware of the artistic treasure that exists inside this building?


If not, take some time to visit the downtown Decatur Post Office where you can view a series of historical murals painted back in the 1930's.

3 examples:




Read much more about the murals here:


TAGS: USPS, post office, downtown, mural, artwork, painting