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Chicago Heights in Cook County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Chicago Heights

Illinois

 
 
Chicago Heights Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 26, 2016
1. Chicago Heights Marker
Inscription.  Chicago Heights, an important stop on the Lincoln Highway, is known as the “Crossroads of the Nation” for its famed intersection of the Lincoln and Dixie Highways. The McEldowney Bridge, where the Lincoln Highway crossed Thorn Creek, included the innovations of separate, protected pedestrian walkways and concrete lanterns, all welcomed features to meet the needs of heavier traffic on the Lincoln Highway. Henry C. Ostermann, the Lincoln Highway Association Field Secretary, crossed this bridge at least twice a year to inspect the new highway from coast-to-coast, driving an average of 15,000 miles per year.
 
Erected by Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Lincoln Highway 🛣️ series list.
 
Location. 41° 30.38′ N, 87° 37.917′ W. Marker is in Chicago Heights, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker is at the intersection of East Lincoln Highway
Chicago Heights Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 26, 2016
2. Chicago Heights Marker
(looking west • Lincoln Highway on left)
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(East 14th Street) (U.S. 30) and Lowe Avenue, on the right when traveling west on East Lincoln Highway (East 14th Street). Marker panel is mounted above eye-level on the east side of the Chicago Heights Water Department building at this address. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 137 East 14th Street, Chicago Heights IL 60411, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Absolem Wells Cabin (approx. half a mile away); Camp Thornton #2605 and the Civil Conservation Corps (approx. 3.9 miles away); Dixie Highway connected Chicago to Miami in the early days of automobile travel (approx. 4.1 miles away); Dixie Highway (approx. 4.1 miles away); Washington Park Racetrack (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Lincoln Highway / The "Ideal Section" (approx. 6.4 miles away in Indiana); St. John Township School District #2 (approx. 7½ miles away in Indiana); Dutch in the Calumet Region (approx. 10½ miles away in Indiana).
 
Also see . . .  The Lincoln Highway in Illinois. The Lincoln Highway enters Illinois from the east [Indiana] on U.S. 30. The route runs west through Chicago Heights, where the highway crossed the Dixie Highway, commemorated at Arche Park. (Submitted on April 7, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Chicago Heights Water Department image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 26, 2016
3. Chicago Heights Water Department
(southwest corner of building at this address)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 7, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 7, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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