Sangamon County Court House

Sangamon County Court House Springfield Illinois


Stock #: 100554
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
City: Springfield
State: Illinois (IL)
County: Sangamon
Publisher: Lincoln Souvenir & Gift Shop
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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The Sangamon County Court House was formerly the Illinois State Capitol (from 1840-1876). The old State House is replete with memories of Abraham Lincoln. Here in the Supreme Court Chambers he argued approximately two hundred cases and on June 16, 1853 he delivered his famous "House Divided" Speech. On May 3 and 4, 1865 the body of Lincoln lay here in state.
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