Pittsfield in Pike County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Charles Lame House
Looking for Lincoln
— Lincoln's Pike County —
Erected by The Abe Lincoln Project and Looking for Lincoln in Pike County.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the Looking for Lincoln series lists.
Location. 39° 36.317′ N, 90° 48.083′ W. Marker is in Pittsfield, Illinois, in Pike County. Marker is on Fayette Street, on the right when traveling east. 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. The Printer's Devil (about 700 feet away, measured Site of the Daniel H. Gilmer Home and Law Office. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Michael J. Noyes House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site Of The Free Press Newspaper (approx. ¼ mile away); In Memory of John Thomson Hodgen, M.D. and Henry Hodgen Mudd, M.D. (approx. ¼ mile away); Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); In Memoriam (approx. ¼ mile away); Mansion House Hotel (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsfield.
1. Lincoln's Ambrotype
The place Lincoln went to get the ambrotype photo taken was a gallery on the north side of the Pittsfield public square. The building still stands and is an art gallery today. There is no sign indicating its history, but this information is commonly known to the people of Pittsfield.
— Submitted January 16, 2019, by Emily Pursley of Pittsfield, Illinois.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 14, 2019, by Emily Pursley of Pittsfield, Illinois. This page has been viewed 177 times since then and 43 times this year. Last updated on January 17, 2019, by Emily Pursley of Pittsfield, Illinois. Photos: 1. submitted on January 15, 2019, by Emily Pursley of Pittsfield, Illinois. 2. submitted on January 14, 2019, by Emily Pursley of Pittsfield, Illinois. 3. submitted on January 15, 2019. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.