Dubuque, Iowa: Mysterious Portrait of JFK

A 1960s hand-rendered black and white portrait of John F. Kennedy was covered in paneling at The Hub and forgotten for 30 years. Revealed in 2001, JFK benevolently presides over Happy Hours.
253 Main St., Dubuque, IA
On the wall of a downtown bar named The Hub. On the west side of Main St. midway between W. 2nd and W. 3rd Sts.
M-Sa 5 pm - 2 am, Su 6 pm - 2 am (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Mysterious Portrait of JFK

Old portrait of JFK was uncovered by the current bar owner during renovations at the Hub in 2001. It was originally painted in the 1960s and preserved underneath paneling for 30 years.

[Voodoodriver, 05/01/2012]
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