Lincoln, Illinois: Phone Booth on a RoofLocal lore says that the phone booth -- which is on top of city hall -- was installed for Civil Defense air raid spotters during the Cold War. Ring-ring, duck and cover!
Lincoln City Hall
- 700 Broadway St., Lincoln, IL
- On the roof of Lincoln City Hall, three stories above the ground. Best seen from the corner of McLean and Broadway Sts, which is six blocks south of Hwy 121/10 and two blocks east of Chicago St.
Visitor Tips and News About Phone Booth on a Roof
We were advised in Lincoln that the rooftop phone booth was used by weather spotters to keep an eye on storms and then phone information to news media.[Deb Nies, 08/19/2011]
"Hello, Channel 23? I'm about to be struck by lightning!"
Clark Kent wouldn't need to get a running start to fly from this phone booth, located on top of City Hall in Lincoln, IL. Evidently there was a civil defense program that used the City Hall roof in the 1960's. It's not currently used (except for the weird guy in the tights).[Al Tauber, 05/09/2006]