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Illinois Lincoln Highway Interpretive Mural – Geneva

10 South 2nd Street, Geneva, IL 60134

Public Art

The Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition has produced 35 Interpretive Murals along this National Scenic Byway and its corridor in northern Illinois. These depict the history, heritage and events of the highway and impact on American travel.

The mural is on the Geneva Masonic Lodge building, in the heart of the historic downtown. This painting depicts a remarkable streetscape in the same downtown, circa early 1900s, featuring the local motorcycle policeman. As visitors discover the many details of the mural, they will also find several other amenities Geneva offered to the newly motoring public, including one of the first traffic lights. As a tribute to the Masons, the Masonic symbol is has been hidden within the painting.

For more information about the Illinois Lincoln Highway and surrounding area, visit the Northern Illinois Tourism website at And be sure to visit for additional information about the other murals along the Illinois Lincoln Highway.

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Geneva Classic Car Shows

Downtown Geneva •  Jul 25 @ 5AM

From 5 - 8pm, free admission. Check out the antique, custom build, muscle, and sport cars. Enjoy delicious treats and a DJ. Downtown shops, pubs and…

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Festival of the Vine

Downtown Geneva •  Sep 06 – Sep 08 @ 11AM

Geneva restaurants create an array of specialties under an outdoor tent at the “Flavor Fare” partnered with wine and live musical entertainment.

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Geneva Christmas Walk

8 S. Third St., Geneva, IL •  Dec 06 @ 6PM

Christmas in Geneva begins Friday, December 6.

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