Entrance Abraham Lincoln's Home

Entrance Abraham Lincoln's Home Springfield Illinois

Stock #: 108670
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
City: Springfield
State: Illinois (IL)
County: Sangamon
Publisher: H. N. Shonkwiler
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Northeast Corner of Eighth and Jackson. This is the only home Lincoln ever owned and was occupied from 1844 until the family moved to Washington in 1861. Here three sons were born, Edward, William and Thomas; and here Edward died. The house was built in 1839 by the Rev. Charles Dresser, the Episcopal Minister, who married Lincoln and Mary Todd three years later. Abraham Lincoln bought this house in 1844 for $1500. Originally a story and a half the full second story was added in 1856 for $1300 and the North front room became Mr. Lincoln's bedroom. The house contains many of the original Lincoln possessions and is open to the public from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. daily.
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