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Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices

 
 
Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices Marker image. Click for full size.
By Angie Shaffer, January 9, 2008
1. Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices Marker
Inscription. This portion of the Tinsley Building, a merchant block constructed in 1840-1841, is the only surviving structure in which Abraham Lincoln maintained a law office. Intended originally for commercial use, much of the building was rented for other purposes. A portion of the first floor was occupied by Springfield's Post Office, while attorneys rented third-floor offices. Among them was Lincoln, who had offices here with partners Stephen T. Logan (1843-1844) and William H. Herndon (1844-CA. 1850). Here Lincoln also argued cases before the Federal Courts that met from 1841 to 1855 in a second-floor courtroom.
 
Erected 1991 by Illinois State Historical Society and the Illinois Department of Transportation.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Illinois State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 39° 48.017′ N, 89° 38.881′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Illinois, in Sangamon County. Marker is on South Sixth Street near the Old State Capital Plaza, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Springfield IL 62701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices (a few steps from
South Sixth Street side of Law Offices image. Click for full size.
By Angie Shaffer, January 9, 2008
2. South Sixth Street side of Law Offices
this marker); Lincoln's Springfield (within shouting distance of this marker); The American House (within shouting distance of this marker); In Their Springfield Prime (within shouting distance of this marker); Streetscape 1859 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lincoln Boys in 1854 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bath & Barber Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); C. M. & S. Smith Store (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Springfield.
 
More about this marker. Marker is near the 6th Street Entrance to the Law Offices.
 
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View of Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices looking south image. Click for full size.
By Angie Shaffer, January 6, 2008
3. View of Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices looking south
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Angie Shaffer of Springfield, Illinois. This page has been viewed 1,454 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Angie Shaffer of Springfield, Illinois. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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