Tagged with historic preservation

Pure Oil filling station threatened in Illinois

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO UPDATE 3/27/12: LHA Vice-President Kay Shelton reports “City Council of Geneva voted tonight not to allow the demolition of the Pure Oil Building.” She spoke there in favor of its preservation. A former gas station along the Lincoln Highway in Geneva, Illinois, may be demolished. An … Continue reading

Next gen gets Lincoln Highway bricks to archway

An Eagle Scout project for Brian Cassler will be a gift for Lincoln Highway fans forever. The Kearney Hub reports that Cassler’s efforts will result in a recreated stretch of the transcontinental road at the Great Platte River Road Archway that spans I-80 in central Nebraska. The Kearney paper has 25 photos online, as seen … Continue reading

Fort Wayne to mark Lincoln Highway route

The 1915 routing of the Lincoln Highway through Fort Wayne, Indiana, will soon be marked with red, white, and blue markers. The [Fort Wayne] News-Sentinel reports that the new signs for the old road will be dedicated by Mayor Tom Henry on May 21, 2009. Currently the only nod to its existence are at each … Continue reading

Senseless demo on Indiana’s Lincoln Highway

Mitch Harper wrote on his Fort Wayne Observed blog about a beautiful house that will soon be demolished along the Lincoln Highway (IN 930) just east of Fort Wayne in New Haven, Indiana: Its demolition will mean a little bit more of the historic record of the Lincoln Highway will be lost. In recent years, … Continue reading