Umbdenstock Home

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The Umbdenstock Home, 410 Robert Parker Coffin Road is Building #42. The original home is the eastern two-story section. The building had some momentary cinematic fame in the 1980's when it briefly appeared in the movie "The Blues Brothers". The story goes… that Director John Landis was looking for a covered bridge to use in a scene… and that brought the film crew to Long Grove. Though no scenes with Long Grove's bridge made the movie, some street footage approaching the bridge was used. The Peppermint Stick, as this building was then known, had red striped columns and is easily recognizable (albeit briefly) in that scene. Looking across the street, you'll see a rambling structure. Press NEXT STOP to learn about the history of Building #17.
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