Mar. 3, 2017



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  • Lincoln Douglas Center

    Lincoln Douglas Center

    Across from the county courthouse sits the Lincoln Douglas Center, built in 1897. According to the building’s current owners, the structure features an Italian Renaissance style. The original owners, the German Insurance Company, went bankrupt after the great quake hit San Francisco in 1906. The county courthouse hosts a monument “To the heroic dead of…

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  • Drinking mural

    Drinking mural

    This colorful mural adorns the side of a small pub. Across the street is a Classic Cinemas movie theater with a surprising number of screens given its diminutive marquee and box office. (top) Drinking Mural and (above) Delivery Day, March 6, 2024. Freeport, Illinois.

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  • Freeport wings

    Freeport wings

    We’ll continue the mural theme today and tomorrow, with this pair of wings accompanied with the words “Love, #WhatGoodAreWings IF YOU DON’T FLY. #BeFREE.”

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  • Pretzel Shop

    Pretzel Shop

    New businesses are reappearing in downtown Freeport, and the city has commissioned (or allowed) new murals in several places—including in this space between buildings. Of course, Freeport has long been known for pretzels, owing to its settlement by German Americans. From 1908-1915, the minor league baseball team played, the Freeport Pretzels. They one a league…

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  • The Sunshine Corner

    The Sunshine Corner

    This “drive thru” liquor store has closed, having seen better days. A couple blocks over, a defunct One Hour Cleaners sits in a building that was constructed in 1897. In the window, you can see a blue van with flower-power decals and an 80s era American car. A nearby shop placed mannequins in its upper…

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