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

Reconstruction and Renovation

 
 
Reconstruction and Renovation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 17, 2011
1. Reconstruction and Renovation Marker
Inscription.  The Lincoln tomb has undergone two reconstructions. The first, undertaken from 1899 to 1901, corrected a failing foundation. the structure was completely dismantled, new foundations were placed and the tomb was re-erected with an additional 15 feet added to the obelisk's height. In September 1901 President Lincoln's remains were placed in a new vault below the floor of the burial chamber. Interior renovations in 1930 and 1931 created decorative hallways leading to the burial chamber with its magnificent marble memorial stone.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series list. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1901.
 
Location. 39° 49.378′ N, 89° 39.338′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Illinois, in Sangamon County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Monument Avenue and W. Oak Street. 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. Some Exterior Features (here, next to this marker); The Lincoln Descendants (here, next to this marker);
Lincoln's Marble Tomb image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 17, 2011
2. Lincoln's Marble Tomb
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Abraham Lincoln's Tomb (a few steps from this marker); Building the Lincoln Tomb (a few steps from this marker); Temporary Tombs (a few steps from this marker); The Grave of Abraham Lincoln (a few steps from this marker); The Temporary Vault (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lincoln Tomb Custodian's Residence (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 31, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 463 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 31, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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