Historic Sangamon County Court House

Historic Sangamon County Court House Springfield Illinois

Stock #: 60775
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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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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