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Atlanta in Logan County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

"Palms Grill Café" Mural

 
 
"Palms Grill Café" Mural Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 28, 2020
1. "Palms Grill Café" Mural Marker
Inscription.  In its early days, weekly dances and bingo nights accompanied the blue-plate specials served at the Palms Grill Café. The "Grill" was also Atlanta's Greyhound bus-stop. You just turned the light on above the door if you wanted the bus to pick you up. Located directly across Rt. 66 from this mural, the Palms Grill Café served Atlanta's citizens, as well as a steady stream of Rt. 66 travelers, from 1936 until the late 1960s.

In his design of the "Palms Grill Café" mural, Steve Estes of Possum Trot, Kentucky, captured the intent of the "Grill's" first owner, Robert Adams, an Atlanta native, who named it after a restaurant he frequented during trips to California. The mural was completed in June 2003 during the "LetterRip on Rt. 66" gathering of approximately 100 Letterheads in Atlanta.

The Letterheads are a group of generous and free-spirited sign painters from across the United States and Canada who are interested in preserving the art of painting outdoor signs and murals.
 
Erected by Atlanta, Illinois.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these
"Palms Grill Café" Mural Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 28, 2020
2. "Palms Grill Café" Mural Marker
topic lists: Industry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the U.S. Route 66 🛣️ series list.
 
Location. 40° 15.645′ N, 89° 13.894′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Illinois, in Logan County. Marker is on Southwest Arch Street south of SE Vine Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 109 SW Arch St, Atlanta IL 61723, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bunyon's Statue (a few steps from this marker); "Atlanta: Midway on Illinois' Mother Road" Mural (a few steps from this marker); Welcome to the Atlanta Route 66 Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Knights of Pythias "Memorial Tree" Stone (within shouting distance of this marker); Field Marker Stone (within shouting distance of this marker); "Wide Awakes" March in Atlanta (within shouting distance of this marker); 1870 Atlanta Public School Stone (within shouting distance of this marker); "Wisteria Café" Mural (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
Also see . . .  Downey Building (NPS). From the National Park Services' website, this is
Palms Grill Café image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 28, 2020
3. Palms Grill Café
Across the street from the mural and marker
about the history of the Downey Building, which housed the landmark Palms Grill Cafe. (Submitted on November 25, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 21, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 21, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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