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Vintage Ceramic Rooster

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Large porcelain Rooster from the Original NEW VILLA RESTAURANT in La Crosse  (1937 - 1999). Looks as though it may have been a lamp. 17.50" tall x 12.50 wide x 8.75" deep

from Lacrosse Tribune -

Betty Volkman, a server at the New Villa, looks over a replica of the U.S. flag in this 1976 photo. The restaurant closed in May 1999, and the building was razed in 2003 to provide parking for the nearby Marcus Cinema Theater. According to the La Crosse Public Library Archives, the restaurant dated to 1937 when George Dialler purchased Rich Newburgs Nite Club and renamed it the New Villa. Dialler selected a rooster as the restaurants logo to pay tribute to the location once having been a poultry farm. In conjunction with the rooster, the New Villa's slogan was "food and cocktails to crow about." It was widely known for its chicken dumpling soup, Hershey almond pie and Friday fish fry dinners.

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