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Lincoln Biography

Placed on the National Register of Historic Places - 1979

 
 
Lincoln Biography Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, May 31, 2008
1. Lincoln Biography Marker
Inscription.  The first published biography of Abraham Lincoln was printed in this building on Feb. 11, 1860. It was prepared from Lincoln's own notes, and served to introduce him to the public as a potential presidential candidate.
 
Erected 1952 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsNotable BuildingsNotable Events. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is February 11, 1860.
 
Location. 39° 57.578′ N, 75° 36.296′ W. Marker is in West Chester, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker is on W. Market Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 28 W Market Street, West Chester PA 19380, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chester County World War II Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Disabled Veterans of Chester County Pennsylvania Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Old Glory
Lincoln Biography Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, June 8, 2008
2. Lincoln Biography Building
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(a few steps from this marker); Chester County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Chester County (within shouting distance of this marker); The First National Bank of West Chester (within shouting distance of this marker); William Darlington M.D. (within shouting distance of this marker); Bank of Chester County (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Chester.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lincoln Biography - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Everhart-Lincoln Building - Wikipedia. (Submitted on January 5, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
 
Building is on the National Register of Historic Places. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, May 31, 2008
3. Building is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Plaque on Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, May 31, 2008
4. Plaque on Building
The first biography of Abraham Lincoln
was published Feb. 11, 1860 in this building in the Chester County Times as an editorial by HJoseph J. Lewis. The autobiographical material was furnished by Lincoln through Jesse w. Fell, former Chester Countian. Lincoln is quoted as saying that this editorial was an important factor in his nomination for President of the United States
Marked by
Chester County Historical Society
1947
Lincoln Biography Building, c.2012 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith S Smith, June 21, 2012
5. Lincoln Biography Building, c.2012
The Lincoln Buildings new look - painted with historic paint color.
Lincoln Building Entry image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith S Smith, November 10, 2011
6. Lincoln Building Entry
Historic Site Number 10 Borough of West Chester, PA
West Chester Historic Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith S Smith, November 10, 2011
7. West Chester Historic Site Marker
Lincoln Building as it looked in 1958 image. Click for full size.
Public Domain
8. Lincoln Building as it looked in 1958
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 5, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,536 times since then and 26 times this year. Last updated on October 17, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 5, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   5. submitted on July 28, 2012, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.   6, 7. submitted on November 10, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.   8. submitted on February 9, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 19, 2022