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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Stevie D Thru the Years

Decatur has a statue honoring war hero and namesake, Stephen Decatur.

And, like one of Decatur's other historic icons -- the Transfer House -- the Stephen Decatur statue has been relocated in the past as well.

Right now, it sits at the corner of William and Franklin -- in the grassy area south of the Decatur Civic Center.

Years ago, it sat on the grounds of the Millikin Homestead out on West Main.

Here's a look at the "Stephen Statue" thru the years:

And there's a beautiful Stephen Decatur mural in downtown Decatur too:

More photos of the mural:

stephen decatur, statue, Millikin Homestead, downtown, mural

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Central Park Street Art

Here are a few examples of the sidewalk art put in place for last weekend's Arts in Central Park.

Thanks to DECATUR BLUE for making this happen!

The story (and additional photos):

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Memory Lane 31

Picture Decatur
"Memory Lane"

Collection #31

a.e. staley, administration, bicycle, boating, dairy, Groves, Harry Lincoln, lake decatur, license, matchbook, memory lane, millikin university, Parish Bros, Phillips, Soy Capital Bank, St. Teresa, staley, swimming

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Memory Lane 30

Here is the next set of pictures in our "Memory Lane" series.  Enjoy this collection (the 30th!) of Decatur memories...... past and present.

a.e. staley, Adrai-Fern-Land Dairy, AIW, Brubakers, Colonial Pancake House, credit union, dairy, Lunn, Macon County Fair, memory lane, Morehouse & Wells, Sheets, Signal Depot, staley, Tackle Box, Union Saloon, Wabash Railroad, fairgrounds

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Bob Marley Mural

Last week, another beautiful mural was completed in Decatur, this one on the east-facing wall of GB's Books and Records at 702 East Eldorado.

The stunning "1 LOVE" tribute to Bob Marley was designed by Shani Goss and painted by Shani and her husband Tronnie with assistance from Jerry Johnson.

Thanks to Gary and Bob Laskowski for allowing this project to move forward.

What a colorful addition to Decatur's streetscape!

One Love! One Heart!
Let's get together and feel all right.
Hear the children cryin' (One Love!);
Hear the children cryin' (One Heart!),
Sayin': give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel all right;
Sayin': let's get together and feel all right. Wo wo-wo wo-wo!