MARK  ASMUS    oil  painter


"Talpa Tavern - 1909"

12" x 16"     Oil on board     $750

Did you recognize it? Probably not. The year is 1909, several decades before the roadbed was raised to promote drainage. Today, the Talpa Tavern is still owned by the Vigil Family.  Over the years it has gone through many incarnations including a mercantile, billiard parlor, orphanage and, of course, a watering hole, where it was the scene of several legendary brawls.