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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Springfield in Sangamon County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

The Lincoln Tomb Custodian's Residence

The Lincoln Tomb Custodian's Residence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sean Jones, January 9, 2020
1. The Lincoln Tomb Custodian's Residence Marker
Inscription.  Shortly after accepting ownership of the Lincoln tomb, the State of Illinois constructed this building. Built in 1895 and enlarged a few years later, it served for more than seventy-five years as a residence for those in charge of the tomb and surrounding grounds. The castle-like design reflects the then-popular Gothic architectural style that Governor John P. Altgeld insisted be used for new state government buildings. Today the former residence houses site offices.

The custodian's residence as it looked in 1896. A few years later it was almost doubled in size and a porch was added, creating the building you see today. Culver Stone Company of Springfield, headed by James S. Culver, carried out both projects.
Location. 39° 49.388′ N, 89° 39.392′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Illinois, in Sangamon County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Monument Avenue and West Oak Ridge Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Springfield IL 62702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Temporary Vault (about 300
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feet away, measured in a direct line); The Grave of Abraham Lincoln (about 300 feet away); Building the Lincoln Tomb (about 300 feet away); Abraham Lincoln's Tomb (about 300 feet away); Temporary Tombs (about 300 feet away); Reconstruction and Renovation (about 300 feet away); Some Exterior Features (about 300 feet away); The Lincoln Descendants (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 9, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 9, 2020. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on January 9, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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