LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO
A new mural was placed in Batavia, Illinois, today as part of a series sponsored by the Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition. The large works of public art stretch along the 179-mile Illinois byway corridor, in over two dozen communities. The latest mural is on the Batavia Floral building at 109 South Batavia Avenue. Artist Jay Allen, owner of ShawCraft Sign Company, created the interpretive mural series.
The Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition’s multi-site mural project showcases the history of the early highway, bringing the intriguing stories into people’s lives so they can recognize its impact on American travel and the communities. Visit drivelincolnhighway.com for more information on the Illinois Lincoln Highway, places to see and things to do, stories of the highway’s significance and history, or to download an Illinois Lincoln Highway Visitor Guide.
I read with great interest about the Batavia murals. I am from Batavia but have lived in southern Indiana the past 30 years. I will be visiting the Batavia area for one day in September and will be looking at the Napervile murals as well. Is there someone available to discuss the Batavia murals when SPPRAK ( Special People Performing Random Acts of Kindness) visits? We will be traveling with Jim Shephard. Jim worked for Disney for many years and we are working with him to provide more murals to our city.
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