718BrewCafe creates Market Street Facebook page

Feb 27, 2017 - Historic Market St, at magic golden hour in Metropolis IL/photonews247.com

MARKET STREET / METROPOLIS, IL – Glen and Terrie Smith, owners of 718BrewCafe, created a public-based Facebook page called Metropolis Market Street Merchants to help promote businesses on Market Street and for the downtown area as well.

You can visit the community business page at:

718 Market Street (historic)
Metropolis, IL 62960
(618) 524-7180
menu: 718brewcafe.com/menu
directions: google.com/maps

I was inspired to take these photos when I learned about the Metropolis Market Street Merchants and all are welcome to use, edit and post any of the pictures without worries.


Lois Lane Metropolis (Market Street)

Feb 27, 2017 - Stature of Lois Lane played by Noel Neill on Market Street in Metropolis, IL/photonews247.com

Market Street / Metropolis, IL – Lois Lane is memorialized in a statue located at the corner of 8th Street and historic Market Street in the small and wonderful town of Metropolis, IL.

The statue features the original Lois Lane played by Noel Darleen Neill (1920-2016) in the first hit series of Superman during the 1950’s.

Metropolis is the OFFICIAL Home Of Superman and the Metropolis Weekly Planet Newspaper. Lois Lane worked at the Daily Planet as a reporter on the first hit series of Superman.

Home of Superman, Metropolis Illinois

Feb 27, 2017 - Superman taking flight on building in Metropolis, IL/photonews247.com

METROPOLIS, IL – The Home of Superman is in Metropolis where he worked as Clark Kent for the Daily Planet newspaper with Jimmy Olson and Lois Lane.

The man of steel was a legend and was later memorialized in a 15-feet bronze statue on Superman Square that looks over Market Street in the downtown Metropolis, Illinois.

Superman’s most notable phrase is forever engraved at the statue’s base that reads:

For Truth – Justice – And The American Way.

Read about the 4-day-long Superman Celebration that’s held each year during the month of June in Metropolis.

The Ohio River runs along the small town of Metropolis with a population of 6,465 according to the 2013 count done by the U.S. Census Bureau. (wikipedia)

Superman Museum & Gift Shop, Metropolis

OCT 6, 2015 - Superman Gift Shop in Metropolis, Illinois/photonews247.com

METROPOLIS, ILL – The Superman Museum & Souvenir building is decorated with Superman memorabilia along Market Street in Metropolis, Illinois – across the street from the giant Superman statue.

Superman Museum & Toy Store
517 Market St, Metropolis, IL 62960
(618) 524-5518
directions: Google Maps

Mural painting of Flood Of 1937 in Metropolis, IL

OCT 6, 2015 - Mural by Benjamin Watterson on building on Market Street and 7th Street, Metropolis, IL/photonews247.com

METROPOLIS, IL – OCT 27, 2015: The mural, depicting the flood of 1937, was painted by Benjamin Watterson located on the corner of Market Street and 7th Street in downtown Metropolis, IL.

There are six murals all together in the downtown area between Market Street and Ferry Street, each representing a historical event that help shape what Metropolis is today.

Accompanied with the renderings are plaques that describe the event in detail with dates and names.