Lincoln Highway Mural - Matteson
Funded by the Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition and installed on December 18th, 2012, this Lincoln Highway mural by artist Jay Allen, highlights the Mahler family business and the need for roadside assistance for people stranded on the Lincoln Highway.
Address: 3627 West 216th Street in Matteson, IL
"Transportation has always played a vital role in the growth of Matteson, which sits at the crossroads of America's first transcontinental road, the Lincoln Highway, and the Illinois Central Railroad. The Mahler family was instrumental in bringing rail service to Matteson and later continued to advance commercial development in the village by opening an auto garage. The family business serviced and sold all types of cars to meet the needs of the increasingly mobile public. Essential to the family business was the recently invented tow truck, allowing Mahler's Service Station to be readily available to provide roadside assistance to distressed motorist stranded on the Lincoln Highway."