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Lincoln Home National Historic Site


  • Address: 426 S 7th St
  • Vicinity: S 8th St and E Capital Ave
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Historic District

Husband, father and President

Abraham Lincoln believed in the ideal that everyone in America should have the opportunity to improve his/her economic and social condition. Lincoln's life was the embodiment of that idea. We know him as the sixteenth president but he was also a spouse, parent, and neighbor who experienced the same hopes, dreams, and challenges of life that are still experienced by many people. - NPS


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1839/00/00 Built as a one-and-a-half story cottage
1844/00/00 Abraham Lincoln Home The Lincoln's buy a house, Lincoln home 1844-1861
1844/00/00 Robert Todd Lincoln Home The Lincoln's buy a house, Lincoln home 1844-1861
1844/00/00 Mary Todd Lincoln The Lincoln's buy a house, Lincoln home 1844-1861
1850/12/21 William Wallace Lincoln Born In the family home in Springfield, William Wallace Lincoln is born the third child of Mary and Abraham Lincoln. Willie was named for his Uncle William Wallace, who married Mary Todd Lincoln's sister Frances.
1850/12/21 Mary Todd Lincoln Mother In the family home in Springfield, William Wallace Lincoln is born the third child of Mary and Abraham Lincoln. Willie was named for his Uncle William Wallace, who married Mary Todd Lincoln's sister Frances.

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Particulars for Lincoln Home National Historic Site:
Owner Federal
Architectural Style Greek Revival
Sight Category Historic District
Area of Significance Law, Legal System
Level of Significance National
Criteria Person
Area of Significance Politics-government
Historic Use Secondary structure
Historic Use Single dwelling



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 71000076
Resource Type:
Owner: Federal
Architectural Style: Greek revival
Other Certification: Additional documentation, Designated National Landmark
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Law, Politics-government
Applicable Criteria: Person
Period of Significance: 1825-1849
Significant Year: 1844
Associated People: Lincoln,Abraham
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-Function: Single dwelling, Secondary structure
Current Function: Recreation and Culture, Work in progress, Landscape
Current Sub-Function: Museum Park

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