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

"Reisch Beer" Mural

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, September 28, 2020
1. "Reisch Beer" Mural Marker
Inscription.  "Reisch Beer will Give You Health and Strength" - or so claimed the original "Reisch Beer" mural still faintly visible on the second story, opposite side, of this building. Franz Reisch erected the building in 1894 as an outlet for the product of his Reisch Brewing Co. located in Springfield, IL.

The peacock logo on the original mural is nearly illegible. If not for the discovery of a 1919 postcard on which it was clearly printed, it could not have been recreated by Dave "Herbie" Estes of Gilbertsville, Kentucky who used the original mural as an inspiration for his design and execution of this current "Reisch Beer" mural. 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. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music
"Reisch Beer" Mural Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 28, 2020
2. "Reisch Beer" Mural Marker
Close up of marker and mural
Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 40° 15.669′ N, 89° 13.865′ W. Marker is in Atlanta, Illinois, in Logan County. Marker is at the intersection of Southwest Arch Street and Southeast Vine Street (County Route 25), on the right when traveling south on Southwest Arch Street. Marker is on the side of Chubby's Bar & Grill building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 111 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. "Wisteria Café" Mural (within shouting distance of this marker); "Wide Awakes" March in Atlanta (within shouting distance of this marker); Bunyon's Statue (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 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Knights of Pythias "Memorial Tree" Stone (about 300 feet away); Field Marker Stone (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atlanta.
 
"Reisch Beer" Mural Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, September 28, 2020
3. "Reisch Beer" Mural Marker
Wide view of building
 
 
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 39 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 25, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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