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John A. Logan Historical District


The John A. Logan Historic District was established after it was recognized by the Murphysboro Historic Preservation Commission on September 11, 2012. This local landmark historic district is bound by Edith Street on the north to South 15th Street, to Stecher Street, to South 17th Street, and is home to the General John A. Logan Museum, Bullar House, Jackson County Historical Society, Shelley House, Essick House, Horsfield Print Shop, Limbert Cottage, Hughes House, Pat's Praire, Dalton House, and the General's Birthplace Site.


The Logan Historic Arts Neighborhood is a historic district and home to Luca Cruzat’s Art Studio, RME Art Studio & Gallery, Molly Groom Alter Metalsmith Studio, Darby Ortolano Ceramics, Murphysboro School of Art, the Burton Barn, General John a Logan Museum and Oak Street Art. Many art and history events occur within the area monthly such as Logan Days, the Oak Street Art Fair and First Friday’s Art Walk. The Logan Historic Arts Neighborhood (LHAN) is a group that encompasses the district but also artists living and working in the area. It is part of an effort to imbue the neighborhood with the arts, history, music, and theater. It is an "umbrella" that brings together artists, the museum and the historic district coordinating events to benefit all, placemaking an art area and supporting the creative people, events and organizations in this section of town.

Oak Street Art

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The Oak Street Art is a group of women artists formed from a group that in the past did seasonal trunk shows together. After a decision to have a street art fair years ago, the Oak Street Art Fair was born and hence the Oak Street Art Group. Current Oak Street Art members are Luca Cruzat (printmaking), Stephanie Dillard (stained glass), Rachel Malcolm Ensor (painting, mixed media), Ann R. Fischer (photography), Sue Gindlesparger (metals, jewelry), Shirley Krienert (weaving, mixed media), Darby Ortolano (ceramics), and Cathy Schmidt (leather), with additional studios by Molly Graham Alter and the Murphysboro School of Art.

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