Auburn Sani-freeze – The Flush Art Print
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Auburn Sani-freeze – The Flush Art Print by Mark Tisdale
This Auburn art print features my take on the lost landmark, Sani-Freeze AKA The Flush.
Despite living in Auburn for a couple of years in college, this is a place I’ve only heard about. Of course for many Auburn Alumni and others who called Auburn, Alabama, home, Barber’s Sani-Freeze is a beloved and personal memory.
The building itself started life as The Doll House, a sandwich shop that was opened in the late 1930s. The Doll House lasted until around 1952 when the building was rented and re-opened as a dairy bar. Barber’s Sani-Freeze was a legend that would grow beyond the footprint of that tiny building in downtown Auburn.
Those not from Auburn may wonder why so many called the Sani-Freeze, The Flush. From what I’ve been told and read, that was because of the unfortunate coincidence that around the same time as the Sani-Freeze opened, Sani-Flush advertisements hit the air. Sani-Flush was a toilet bowl cleaner. And it was virtually inevitable someone made the mental calculation that the Flush would be a funny nickname for the place. And it was one that stuck to the end!
By the time I came to call Auburn home, The Flush had moved to a strip mall. A bank that owned the property ended the lease so that they could use the property for a new bank branch. There were initially plans to move the building but it was soon determined that the structure wouldn’t survive moving. The strip mall location never had the same air of authenticity and slipped quietly into the pages of Auburn history a few years later. Honestly if I ever visited the Sani-Freeze in its last incarnation, I don’t recall it. But hearing people who went to Auburn before me talk about “The Flush” makes me sad I never knew the magic of that institution.
This was a highly requested Auburn art print after people saw my War Eagle Supper Club art. And despite knowing it by reputation only I wanted to honor the memory of Barber’s Sani-Freeze. I would love if you took a moment to let me know if this auburn artwork brings back memories of your years at Auburn? If you have thoughts or questions, let me know.
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When decorating your home or office, you deserve high quality decor that will last. Art prints purchased on this site are individually produced for your order. They are printed on acid-free paper using archival inks. This guarantees that your art print will last a lifetime without fading or loss of color.
All art prints feature an additional 1″ white border surrounding the artwork. This border is in addition to the stated size. This additional paper allows for easy matting and framing.
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