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Abraham Lincoln Slept Here

 
 
Abraham Lincoln Slept Here Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, October 22, 2019
1. Abraham Lincoln Slept Here Marker
Inscription.  
Six score and seven years ago
Abraham Lincoln
slept here

In Scott's Hotel on this site
October 27, 1847
En route Washington, D.C.
as an Illinois Congressman
A.D. 1974
 
Erected 1974.
 
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 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Western Reach of the Revolution (about 300 feet away); Joseph Pulitzer (about
Abraham Lincoln Slept Here Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, October 22, 2019
2. Abraham Lincoln Slept Here Marker
Marker is to the right of the main entrance, but it is hidden behind the wall that has the KMOX marker. The red arrow shows where it is.
300 feet away); The Old Courthouse (about 300 feet away); Rue des Granges (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.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 24, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 23, 2019, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 5 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.
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