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

"Wisteria Café" Mural

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, September 28, 2020
1. "Wisteria Café" Mural Marker
Inscription.  In the 1920s the place in Atlanta for a cool ice cream soda, a fresh cigar, or a "fancy" candy treat was the Wisteria Café & Confectionary. Using original advertising copy from The Atlanta Argus, Nancy Bennett of Centerville, Iowa designed the "Wisteria Café" mural. According to its ads, the Wisteria also specialized in "Chicken Dinners - Noon and Night During Fair Week - Only 50 Cents". The Wisteria's interior must have been an especially inviting spot during summer months, as attested to by it's "Kome, Keep Kool" slogan.

The "Wisteria Café" 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. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 40° 
"Wisteria Café" Mural Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 28, 2020
2. "Wisteria Café" Mural Marker
Wide view of marker on the building, which houses the Arch Street Artisans, an antique shop.
15.658′ N, 89° 13.878′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Illinois, in Logan County. Marker is at the intersection of Southwest Arch Street and Northwest Vine Street on Southwest Arch Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 108 NW Vine 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. "Wide Awakes" March in Atlanta (a few steps from this marker); Bunyon's Statue (a few steps from this marker); "Reisch Beer" Mural (within shouting distance of this marker); "Palms Grill Café" Mural (within shouting distance of this marker); "Atlanta: Midway on Illinois' Mother Road" Mural (within shouting distance of 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 25, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 33 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 25, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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