Salem, Illinois: Pollard's Collection Team Field Report

1860 N. Broadway Ave., Salem, IL
Pollard Motor Sales. I-57 exit 116. East on US Hwy 50 into downtown, then left (north) on Broadway/Hwy 37. Roughly two miles north, past Hardacre Rd, on the right. Artist passed away in 2018; private property still invites respectful walkthroughs.
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Pollard's Collection.

Pollard's Collection

Mr. Pollard couldn't seem to throw anything away, including the plane crashed in his back yard. Outsider art at its goofy best. Pollard died in 2018. Report... [10/30/2011]

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Bumper Guard.

Pollard's Collection

May 22, 2021 -- still has a sign that you're welcome to walk around. Cute stop!

[Jennifer Conro, 05/26/2021]

Phone booth and crashed plane.

Pollard's Collection

Things are a bit run down and worse for the wear. I believe the original artist has passed away.

[Ron Renken, 01/16/2021]

Richard Pollard died in 2018. Aside from the absence of its creator, your site photos show how vandalism and neglect have reduced its nutty charm.

Mayberry Police car.

Pollard's Collection

There is now a Mayberry Police car up a tree. Poor Barney.

[Melissa, 04/08/2012]

Bumper guard at Pollard's.

Pollard's Collection

There was so much odd stuff to see at Pollard's Collection! The Bumper Guard knight, the VW Spider, the 1957 Chevy Red Belair tomb...They've added a sign-in book so you can look back at past visitors. Definitely worth the detour!

[Darick Maasen, 07/17/2010]

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