Sunrise

I’ve been thinking about a new project on old abandoned silos so I get up early this morning to scout around.  Of course, DeKalb county is where I’d like to center this project, so if anyone knows where there are … Continue reading

Visit to Galena

Galena, Illinois is another Midwest town with a lot of character and for the photographer is filled with eye candy. If you’re not familiar with Galena, I did a photo capsule of the town a few years ago here.  It’s … Continue reading

St Mary’s Glass

One of the many treasures of DeKalb is St. Marys Catholic Church. Back on May 9th, I posted on St Mary’s at 4th and Pine in DeKalb. At the time I remarked I really wanted to return to photograph the … Continue reading

St. Marys

The story of this church building began, in 1894, under the leadership of Father P.J. O’Connor. A bigger church, with room for 600 worshippers, was needed and in the Spring of 1899, the foundation was begun. Fr. James Solon (1899-1940) completed … Continue reading

Lothsons Revisited

A few weeks ago I did a post about this legendary Karry Out in a post titled Where Chicken is King   In that post I noted that I was uncertain as to the operating status of the restaurant at … Continue reading

What Time Are You Open

Merchants of DeKalb, want to increase your revenue?  I have 2 tips for you. 1)  Be Open for Business when your customers want to shop. 2) Get together and develop some consistent store hours. What you have now is one … Continue reading

A Contrast of Style

As noted in previous posts, there are a number of wonderful murals around DeKalb. Then there’s a contrasting style of art … (click on the images to enlarge) Hey, it got the attention of the red tail hawk, so it … Continue reading

Lincoln Inn and Bakery
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All towns began because someone came from somewhere else and decided to stay. In the case of DeKalb, while the four brothers Glidden, who settled there in 1841, are among its most active citizens, the first settlers of this township were … Continue reading

Andys & McCabes
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Andys & McCabes is a building, actually 3 buildings, that holds some mystery and intrigue for me. The building was constructed in 1891. The original McCabes Lounge was a barber shop. In 1944 owner, James McCabe decided a tavern would … Continue reading

Wurlitzer Piano

On May 20, 2012 a portion of the old Wurlitzer factory collapsed in DeKalb IL. The building is to be torn down but as of this date it is still  standing as it appears here on Pleasant St. There are … Continue reading