Jubilee Rock Garden

May 4, 2009 at 11:09 pm 1 comment

Jubilee Rock Garden—Bill Notzske
US 150, in between Brimfield and Kickapoo, IL (12 miles west of Peoria)
Brimfield, IL
Created: 1930s

Using rose quartz from Colorado, the Jubilee Rock Garden was by William Notzke as a pleasant setting for his Jubilee Dairy business.  
An Art Deco barn once sat behind the house, and Bill added the terraced Jubilee Rock Garden on a hill just beyond the house. The rock work is first-rate, with diamonds and other playing card motifs worked into the walls, topped off with an arch at the highest point.
Back in its glory days, dairy customers could enjoy rock terraces and picnic while they waited to buy milk or ice cream. Notzke added to his garden gradually over the years, with the last construction, a massive arch over the driveway, built as a monument to his deceased wife in 1963.


Entry filed under: bill notzke, brimfiled, il, Illinois, jubilee dairy, jubilee rock garden, rock garden.

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  • 1. Anonymous  |  May 5, 2009 at 12:23 am

    Hey Kelly! Mo here. The re-stocking of the museum on McGee continues tomorrow. We should be done by Tuesday at noon. So far, so good. The dogs bark but haven’t bothered to really inspect the action in the basement. I looked around the basement yesterday at all the pieces that didn’t get in the show, but were good enough. We may have to do a “More Visions” show sometime on down the road. Keep on blogging! Your bro in KC,MO


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