The Illinois Governor's Mansion

The Illinois Governor's Mansion Springfield

Stock #: 234427
Type: Postcard
Era: Chrome
City: Springfield
State: Illinois (IL)
County: Sangamon
Publisher: Springfield News Agency Onc
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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The first appropriation of $15,000 to buy a site and erect an Executive Mansion was made by the Legislature on February 12, 1853. The Mansion was officially opened November 30, 1855. Abraham Lincoln watched the erection of the Mansion. The Mansion has been the home of the Governors of the State of Illinois and a center of Springfields' social life since 1855. In company with Mrs. Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln attended several large parties here
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