Archer House Hotel

Under construction
717 Archer Ave., Marshall, Illinois

Abe Lincoln Slept Here

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Overview

Photo taken by J.R. Manning November 2017

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Description 

"Abraham Lincoln slept here" is an old joke but in this case, it's true. This hotel was on a stagecoach line and Lincoln did stay here when he was traveling the state as a circuit court lawyer. According to the city website, Lincoln also pitched horseshoes with local residents when he was in town.

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on March 16, 1976
Reference number
76000685
Area of significance
Social History
Level of significance
State
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic function
Hotel
Current function
Hotel
Period of significance
1825-1849
Significant years
1841; 1844

Tags 

19th Century (36,430)
Brick (42,457)
Built 1841 (124)
Built during 1840s (2,938)
Clark County, Illinois (11)
Col. William B. Archer (1)
Hotel (2,216)
Illinois (2,442)
Marshall, Illinois (7)
Private owner (54,396)
Stone (26,162)

Update Log 

  • December 7, 2017: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated status and added photos

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