Tagged with Plainfield IL

Plainfield’s Windmill gas station & diner

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO The Plainfield Patch features the story (and photo below) behind a diner and gas station best known for the windmill that marked the roadside business. The Windmill was along the Lincoln Highway southeast of town. It was also just off an alignment of Route 66 that … Continue reading

Bill & Karen’s new Lincoln Highway trip

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO Long-distance travelers Bill and Karen post wonderful stories and photos about their 2-lane trips. The Ontario couple last drove the Lincoln Highway in 2009 and have used my books to track down every highlight and report back lots of updates. This year they picked up the … Continue reading

Plans for Rt 66 and Lincoln Highway crossroads

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO Plans are underway to create a ‘gateway park” in Plainfield, Illinois, at the crossroads of the Lincoln Highway and Route 66 — now US 30 and SR 159. The Plainfield Patch reports that “Michael Bortell told the Plainfield Village Board Monday that he plans to apply … Continue reading

Lakeview Motel burns, may be demolished

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO A fire has left the future uncertain for a vintage motel on the Lincoln Highway south of Plainfield, Illinois. About two thirds of the Lakeview Motel, 15824 S. Joliet Rd. at Renwick Rd., was damaged at a loss estimated at $350,000. The Plainfield Patch reports police … Continue reading

“Traveling the Lincoln Highway” in Plainfield

“Traveling the Lincoln Highway” will be presented tonight at the Plainfield Public Library by Dave Clark, known to Route 66 fans for his Windy City tours and books. “Travel back in time as you take a virtual tour of the first automobile trail marked from coast-to-coast. The story of the Lincoln Highway combines nostalgia and … Continue reading