Established in 1912, San Husaus started his business in Goshen, Indiana at the corner of Main and Clinton. After eight year, the business was sold to Nicholas Paflas and his wife Leona. 4 generations later Kare Anderson, the great-grandson of the Paflas still operates the business, but has since expanded the menu from the original candy store and ice cream parlor, now with serving breakfast and a full lunch menu. If you want to experience some nostalgia, stop in at 136 N. Main Street, Goshen, Indiana for a cherry coke, and ice cream soda, or some chocolate delights.
Artist: Larry Johnston
Original painting: 24″ x 36″ stretched canvas, acrylic paint
Established in 1928, Adolf and Mary Fobe, living in the Belgian neighborhood of Mishawaka decided to open a bakery at 414 W. Seventh Street. Over 90 years later (3 generations later), the family still operated the business and continued to make fresh baked breads, Danish, doughnuts, cakes and of course Belgian buns, selling to the surrounding neighborhood. Greg Fobe retired in 2020. The bakery was sold to David Price, but several of the employees remained. Kathy Davis and her daughter Jennica Kamphus with 13 years of experience is helping to maintain the quality of food and service.
Artist: Larry Johnston
Original stretched Canvas painting – 24″ x 36″ acrylic
When Spring arrives, thoughts of warm weather, being outdoors, the approaching Summer with trips to the beach, swimming at many of the local lakes and most of all, The “CHIEF ICE CREAM” in Goshen, now with a new location in Granger. For over 25 years, The Chief has become a social staple to Goshen, Indiana. With that in mind, my latest painting was a no brainer. With both seasonal locations opening, my painting is a reminder of the homemade ice cream they offer and the many flavors available throughout the season.
I previously mentioned an old farm house in the area of Pine Mountain, Georgia that had been turned into a so called antique shop. Most of everything was old, but not very collectible. This chair was sitting on the back porch of that old house. I’m sure that old wicker chair overheard a lot of interesting stories in it’s time, but as the weather and age of the chair overwhelmed its usefulness, it has come to its end. Thus, the name “Wicker’s End”. Other paintings that were done, because of that old store, were “The Corner Shelf“, “The Lantern” and the “Milk Can“. This painting has always been one of my favorites.
I have painted several fire related paintings, which make up my fireman set. In choosing a fire station, my first choice was my most familiar. I grew up in Cassopolis, Michigan until was 10 years old. Living in an upstairs apartment less than one block from the volunteer fire department, I became familiar to the sound of the siren that alerts everyone when they are needed. It was not much of a fancy fire station, but it was ours. As a young boy, I was always fascinated by the water tower that sat behind the station. This painting was one of my early paintings, so you can see the difference in my artistic talents from then.
BBF first opened in Columbus, Ohio in 1961 competing with the McDonald’s fast food chain. They eventually opened 48 BBF restaurants in Ohio West Virginia and Kentucky before it was sold in 1970 to Bordon, Inc. The revolving neon Rotospheres on top of their sign always fascinated me and I’m sure it helped attract business. I painted the BBF to accept the sign, as well as the nostalgic history of one of the 15 cent hamburger pioneers. I also included a few classic cars of the time to add to the nostalgia.
24” x 36” ………. $1,295.00 Original Painting on stretched canvas
Painting a still life is always fun, especially when you start from just an idea. I decided to do a setting that would go well with this Fresh Fruit cart w found. We were travelling in our motorhome, so I decided to make use of my son’s kitchen, with the brightly colored wallpaper. We spent a lot of money to make this happen, then had to eat it all before it all went bad. Here are a few close-up shots of the painting.
24” x 36” ………. $1,295.00 Original Painting on stretched canvas not available.