Downtown Plainfield has the honor of being one of fifteen downtowns in the State of Illinois to be on the National Register of Historic Places. Through renovations and restorations, the downtown area has become a central location for pedestrians to take in the history,while providing a vibrant destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment. In 1913 Plainfield’s main thoroughfare, Lockport Street, was chosen as part of the route for the Lincoln Highway. The road was the first paved transcontinental highway and stretched from New York to San Francisco. Later, when U.S. Route 66 crossed the Lincoln Highway in the heart of the village, Plainfield was at the intersection of the two longest highways in the world.