Old Route 66 Scenes

Old Route 66 Scenes Atlanta Illinois

Stock #: 571492
Type: Postcard
Era: Continental Chrome
City: Atlanta
State: Illinois (IL)
County: Logan
Publisher: R. Waldmire
Size: 4" x 6" (10.25 x 15.25 cm)
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Alt. 722 pt. - Sitting beside Old 66 in Atlanta is the public library-museum, housed in an unusual 8-sided building, built in 1908. The recently-built matching tower houses the 1909 Atlanta High School clock - an observation window allows a good view of the 1909 Seth Thomas mechanism. Established in 1853, Atlanta was originally called Xenia - but that name was already taken so Atlanta stuck. Like many early towns, Atlanta was built of wood. After an 1865 fire burned much of the town to the ground, it was rebuilt in brick and today is one of the most picturesque tiny towns on Old 66. Old Old 66 winds through Atlanta on a pair of 9-ft lanes connecting at each end of town with the most recent 66 alignment - the early 50s 4-lane bypass. The state removed and seeded one pair of lanes, so only 1 pair remains.