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Site of the Daniel H. Gilmer Home and Law Office.

 
 
Site of the Daniel H. Gilmer Home and Law Office. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Emily Pursley, January 16, 2019
1. Site of the Daniel H. Gilmer Home and Law Office. Marker
Inscription.  Abraham Lincoln visited the home and law office of Daniel Gilmer often. Gilmer was a leading attorney and Whig supporter. One day Gilmer’s nine year old daughter Elizabeth, known to everyone as Lizzie, was swinging on the front gate when Lincoln came from the house. It was at this house that Lizzie later erected a makeshift tollgate and October 1, 1858, she charged Lincoln to attend a luncheon her mother had prepared for her father, Lincoln, friends and leading political supporters. Later Lizzie’s father took her aside for a severe scolding, because she had asked their special guest for a toll fee.
 
Erected by The Abe Lincoln Project and Looking for Lincoln in Pike County.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics.
 
Location. 39° 36.399′ N, 90° 48.268′ W. Marker is in Pittsfield, Illinois, in Pike County. Marker is at the intersection of South Monroe Street and East Washington Street (U.S. 54), on the right when traveling north on South Monroe Street. Marker is mounted on the
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northwest corner of the United Community Bank. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsfield IL 62363, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Memory of John Thomson Hodgen, M.D. and Henry Hodgen Mudd, M.D. (about 300 feet away); Site Of The Free Press Newspaper (about 300 feet away); In Memoriam (about 300 feet away); Commemorating (about 300 feet away); Mansion House Hotel (about 300 feet away); Lincoln's Pike County (about 400 feet away); Pike County's Lincoln (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsfield.
 
Regarding Site of the Daniel H. Gilmer Home and Law Office.. The home and law office mentioned is no longer standing.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 14, 2019, by Emily Pursley of Pittsfield, Illinois. This page has been viewed 132 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on January 17, 2019, by Emily Pursley of Pittsfield, Illinois. Photo   1. submitted on January 17, 2019, by Emily Pursley of Pittsfield, Illinois. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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