Illinois is a heavily traveled Route 66
community midway between St. Louis and
Chicago, but few of its Route 66
attractions remain open. To
remedy that situation, a group of
volunteers have formed the 501(c)(3)
Logan County Route 66 Heritage
Foundation to help preserve county sites
affiliated with the famous Mother Road.
The premiere project tackled by the
group is saving the Mill restaurant, a
derelict building that was once a
hotspot on a portion of Route 66 that
ran through Lincoln. The plan is to use
the building as a tourist attraction and
a Route 66 museum.
great deal has been accomplished at The
Mill – including a new roof, new and
replacement windows and restoration of
the downstairs floor and foundation -
but there is still more to do.
donations are tax-deductible.
Here's what you get from your donation
Individual Donation: Includes one year
membership and free tour of The Mill
(transportation not provided).
• $25 Business/Organization Donation:
Includes one year membership and free
tour of The Mill (transportation not
$50 Donation: Includes free
collectible Bob Waldmire Mill print,
one year membership and free tour of
The Mill (transportation not
any donation amount and International
Donations at all pricing levels.
explanation of the parts of the Mill
that need to be completed:
is considered a prime example of early
American roadside architecture and is
one of the few buildings in the area
still standing from that era. Opening
the Mill will add to the number of
Route 66 visitors and increase both
civic pride and economic development
in this rural, central Illinois
The Route 66 Heritage Foundation of
Logan County was created. The
foundation will attempt to use the
funds raised through this campaign as
matching money for any available
grants. The goal for completing the
renovation work and opening is April,
Other Ways You Can
• Spread the
word and share the link! Let all your
friends and social media friends know
about this important Route 66
restoration project that has already
gained international attention.
We also take in-kind donations, some
building materials and estate and
collectible items (by delivery only).
Memberships and updates available on our
new push has begun to save the original
structure of the Mill and have it open
annually on a regular basis as a museum
from April through October. We have
a New Crowdrise Crowd
Funding campaign online. Donations
of any increment from all over the world
are being accepted.