Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Matteson's Lincoln Highway Mural Unveiled

From the Dec. 24, 2012, Southtown Star by Susan Demar Lafferty.

The 30th mural in the Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition was unveiled this past Dec. 22nd at 3627 W. 216th Street in Matteson.  It is the 7th in the Southland (south of Chicago).

About 50 attended the unveiling of the unique mural, unique in the fact that it is actually on the place it pictures and even has a 3-D element to it.  It highlights the Mahler family's auto garage which had served Matteson for over 100 years.

There are 179 miles of the Lincoln Highway across Illinois and plans call to eventually have a mural in every town along it as well as nearby ones.  All the murals are hand-painted by Jay Allen, owner of ShawCraft Sign Company and valued at $10,000 apiece.  When all the murals are up, the effort will be one of the largest public art projects in the country.

Way to Go ILHC.  --RoadDog

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