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Over the years I also liked to photograph places of businesses.  I figured that these places would not be here forever, or if I found a place that was unique I would get the camera out. I am glad I did. Here below is some of the images I seen through my viewfinder. Many of these businesses are yet here and many are gone too.

Starved Rock Baitte Shop in Utica 1997
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The Utica Tornado destroyed this structure

Royal Blue Grocery store La Salle IL
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Clark Gas Station La Salle 2004
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Peru Power Plant 2010
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Butternut Store at La Salle
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Papa's Which last was called JJ's
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STructure torn down in 2014

Smitty's in La Salle still there in 2014
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I remember this as a kid

Leo's Studio in Mendota
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Leo Muhlach passed away in 2012

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The Long John Donuts from 13 Dozen
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Mendota's KItch-Inn 2001
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QUick Chick in the background 1994
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Radio Shack in Mendota 1999
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Rainbow Tap in La Salle IL 3rd st.
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Arkins Drug in La Salle on 8th st. and Crosat area
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Old Style Mc Donalds in Streator IL
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La Salle first street 2010
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Stage 212 First street
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Once was the Jerry Lewis Cinema twin theaters

Frank's Cigar Store on 8th st.
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photography by Ray Tutaj Jr.

The old Mendota Community Hospital 2005
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Twisty Freeze on Rte 351/Joliet st.
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Photo by RayTutaj Jr.

Romie Closed in 2014
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Butternut Trucks in La Salle
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Restaurant on corner of 1st st and Rte 351 (Joliet
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La Salle IL

The ole Mc Donald's in Peru
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Hardee's in La Salle IL on Joiliet and rte 6
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Gone now and replaced with Arby's by Ray Tutaj Jr

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Photo by Ray Tutaj Jr.

Pizza Hut in Mendota still going
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The old style building! Memories. By Ray Tutaj Jr
















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