Allen Miller House
When the house was built, it had a two-story section facing Eighth Street, and a one-story kitchen wing with a south-facing full length porch off the back. The appearance of the front porch has yet to be determined.
The Miller family moved out in 1864 and sold the house to James Keys, for $3,500. Mr. Keys, in turn, sold the house less than a month later for $3,800.
The National Park Service acquired the house in 1978. Funding has been requested to completely restore the exterior to its 1860s appearance. The interior will be used as office space.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lincoln Home National Historic Site marker series.
Location. 39° 47.806′ N, 89° 38.716′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Illinois, in Sangamon County. Marker is on 8th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Springfield IL 62701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
Categories. • Notable Buildings •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 15, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 392 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 15, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.