The Quincy Taco John's was at 207 N. 36th St. According to a Jan. 2, 1975, article in The Herald-Whig, the fast-food restaurant was owned by Gary Potts of Macomb.
It looks like you mean New Salem in Menard County along the Sangamon River, not to be confused with the community in Pike County.
Matt Higley, director of parks with the Quincy Park District, said he's not positive, but he thinks the foundation you are talking about is part of the original pump station for the Illinois Veterans Home.
Biweekly recycling pickup was one option considered by the city of Quincy when garbage and recycling was looked at in 2013.
We've heard that before, too, but histories of the Illinois Veterans Home don't mention the city having one oprion or the other. More than 50 communities in Illinois initally expressed interest for the facility.
Kevin McClean, director of Quincy Central Services, said he understands the frustration of residents who may separate their recyclables only to see them thrown in the back of a garbage truck some weeks.