Lincoln Home National Historic Site

8th and Jackson Sts., Springfield, Illinois

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The Front Of Lincoln Home National Historic Site

Photo taken by Karen Bittinger in May 2004

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Description 

This was the residence of Abraham Lincoln, who lived here for most of the period from 1844 until 1861, an important era in his advancement from small-town lawyer to President of the United States. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, December 19, 1960

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on August 18, 1971
Reference number
71000076
Architectural style
Mid 19th Century Revival: Exotic Revival
Areas of significance
Law; Politics/Government
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
B - Person
Property type
District
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Secondary structure
Current functions
Museum; Park
Period of significance
1825-1849
Significant year
1844
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 20
Non-contributing buildings: 4

Update Log 

  • August 14, 2010: New photos from Karen Bittinger

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