I visit Jury Room fairly often, but somehow I've never noticed the paintings in the three windows on the building's east side. I love finding little hidden treasures like these, and I'd love to learn more about them.

By the looks of these paintings, they probably predate the Liz-Lessner takeover of Columbus' oldest continually operated bar. This second one, in fact, looks a lot like the Jury Room in its previous incarnation:

And I only wish there were still comfy chairs for curling up with a newspaper (and cigar!) in front of the fire.

Not that I don't enjoy curling up with a frosty beer on the Jury Room's sunny patio. Tip: This creamy Texas ale tastes just like summer.

Jury Room

22 E. Mound St., Downtown

614-220-0964

juryroomcolumbus.com