St. Louis, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Abraham Lincoln Slept Here
In Scott's Hotel on this site
October 27, 1847
En route Washington, D.C.
as an Illinois Congressman
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series list. A significant historical date for this entry is October 27, 1847.
Location. 38° 37.499′ N, 90° 11.291′ W. Marker is in St. Louis, Missouri. Marker is on Market Street, on the left when traveling west. Marker is mounted at eye-level, directly on the Gateway Tower building at this address, facing the Luther Ely Smith Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Memorial Drive, Saint Louis MO 63102, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. KMOX (a few steps from this marker); International Fur Exchange (within shouting distance of this marker); Sold on the Steps of Justice (within shouting distance of this marker); Dred and Harriet Scott (about Western Reach of the Revolution (about 300 feet away); Joseph Pulitzer (about 300 feet away); The Old Courthouse (about 300 feet away); American Zinc Building (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Louis.
Regarding Abraham Lincoln Slept Here. The Gateway Tower building now sits at the spot where the National Hotel once sat. The hotel went by several names, including Scott's Hotel during the 1830's and 1840's. The hotel was five stories high, and was considered to be luxurious during the 19th century.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 23, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 175 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 24, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.