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Blue Mill Restaurant

Location: 1099 W. Wood St.

Built: 1922

Uses: George Zaller operated the Zeller Confestionary there until 1924. Blue Mill drug store there until 1927, when Blue Mill Tea Room established by M.L. Braucher and H.J. ‘Mac’ McNamee

Renamed: ‘Tea Room dorpped in 1934 when first air conditioning installed making it possibly the first restaurant in state to be air conditioned.

Notable: Celebrities who dined there include, Bill Madlock, Ernie Banks, Harry Reasoner, Margaret Truman, Vincent Price, Bob Crane and Pat O’Brien.

Region: Decatur,City: Decatur,Politics,Region: Central

via Herald-Review.com

November 21, 2021 at 08:09AM

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