Plank Road reproduction display

Lisle Heritage Society volunteers1850

The Museums at Lisle Station Park

The Museums at Lisle Station Park
Lisle, United States

The latest in road technology during the mid-1800s was wood planks. Wood made for a smoother and easier ride for walking and horse carts than dirt or gravel. This shows what one lane would have looked like on the southwest branch of the local Plank Road, which ran about the same path as modern-day Ogden Avenue in Lisle. This reproduction display is located outside of the Beaubien Tavern, a former toll stop on the Plank Road, and it includes a replica hitching post where travelers could keep their horses while they drank and ate inside.


  • Title: Plank Road reproduction display
  • Creator: Lisle Heritage Society volunteers
  • Date Created: 1850
  • Location Created: Lisle, IL
  • Subject Keywords: Beaubien Tavern, technology, transportation, architecture, business
  • Type: Artifact

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