Lincoln Highway Mural - Aurora

Funded by the Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition and installed on January 14th, 2010, this Lincoln Highway mural by artist Jay Allen, highlights the first city along the Lincoln Highway in Illinois to have street lights.

 

Address: 36 E New York St, Aurora, IL

Funded by the Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition and installed on January 14th, 2010, this Lincoln Highway mural by artist Jay Allen, highlights the first city along the Lincoln Highway in Illinois to have street lights.  Address: 36 E New York St, Aurora, IL

"Aurora was the first city along the Lincoln Highway with street lights and was among the first in the nation to have them also, yet again, enhancements of the highway spawned new commerce for communities along the road.  With street lights, stores and businesses could remain open longer, streets were safer and communities grew exponentially.  Aurora installed the first electric street lights 1881, and in 1908 adopted its official nickname, "City of Lights"."

EJ Rodriquez

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