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Lincoln in Logan County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Lincoln House

 
 
The Lincoln House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 5, 2008
1. The Lincoln House Marker
Inscription.  On this site the Town proprietors erected the original Lincoln House in 1854. Leonard Volk met Abraham Lincoln on the sidewalk in front of the hotel on July 16, 1858, and arranged to make Lincoln's life mask later.
 
Erected 1964 by Lincoln Kiwanis, Lions and Rotary Clubs, and Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the Illinois State Historical Society series lists.
 
Location. 40° 8.841′ N, 89° 21.811′ W. Marker is in Lincoln, Illinois, in Logan County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway Street and South Chicago Street, on the left when traveling west on Broadway Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 501 Broadway Street, Lincoln IL 62656, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Centennial Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln's Lincoln (within shouting distance of this marker); Abraham Lincoln and Lincoln, Illinois
Wide View - - The Lincoln House (Hotel) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 5, 2008
2. Wide View - - The Lincoln House (Hotel) Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Samuel C. Parks (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lincoln Rustic Scene of Conspiracy (about 400 feet away); Logan County's Civil War Dead (about 400 feet away); Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District (about 500 feet away); Lincoln, Illinois (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lincoln.
 
Also see . . .  Leonard Volk. A quick clip biography of Leonard Volk, including a great statue of him. (Submitted on October 11, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
Across the Street's Intersection image. Click for full size.
By Al Wolf, October 5, 2008
3. Across the Street's Intersection
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,422 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 11, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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