The Lincoln Highway Interpretive Center resides in the H. I. Lincoln Building in Franklin Grove, Illinois. H. I. Lincoln was a cousin of Abraham Lincoln and his building first functioned as a dry goods store, built in 1860. It also served as a hospital, Post Office, a newspaper publishing building, and a storage building until plans evolved for an extensive renovation in the 1990s leading to it becoming the Headquarters of the Lincoln Highway Association.
The Lincoln Highway Interpretive Center is at:
136 N. Elm St.
P.O. Box 308
Franklin Grove, IL 61031
Please contact the Center prior to visiting in the winter season months of November through March
Table of Contents
Who Was H. I. Lincoln? Article Excerpt by Sue Jacobson
1996 From the LHA National Office Article Excerpt by Lynn Asp
1997 Home Office Update Article Excerpt by Lynn Asp
1997 Facade Unveiling Illinois Report Excerpt by Ruth Frantz
1999 Grand Opening of the Lincoln Highway Association Headquarters by Duane Paulsen
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