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

DeKalb Coaling Tower

On of the landmarks of DeKalb is the Coaling Tower.  Coaling Towers can be thought of as the gas stations for steam engines.       A simple process really. First, coal was hauled up to the bin by a … Continue reading

Where Chicken Is King

Those driving east down Lincoln Highway may have noticed a seemingly abandoned storefront topped by giant lights spelling one word: CHICKEN. The name of that restaurant is Lothson’s Karry-Out, 644 E. Lincoln Highway, “Where Chicken is King.” Opened by DeKalb … Continue reading

The Assault Begins

I recently discovered the vast potential that DeKalb holds as a photographic treasure trove so I’ve decided to create a personal blog project to focus on this one subject.  For more about this please check the About Page. For what it’s … Continue reading