Lincoln Highway Mural - Rochelle
Funded by the Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition, this Lincoln Highway mural by artist Jay Allen, highlights Rochelle and how it became known as "Hub City"..
Address: 150 N 15th St, Rochelle, IL 61068
"Major transportation arteries crisscross in Rochelle, making it known as the "Hub City." Rochelle's development began when the tracks were laid for the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad to bring rail service from Chicago. Later, when the Lincoln Highway was built through town, Rochelle grew into a important transportation crossroads for commerce and tourism. The newly paved Lincoln Highway revolutionized independent travel and increased the popularity of the automobile, demanding mass production of affordable cars. The Partin-Palmer car was built in Rochelle by the Whitcomb Locomotive Company, and advertised as "extraordinary value...built to meet the demands of thousands at a popular price."