Monday, May 3, 2010
Lincoln's Springfield Home
Purchased in May of 1844 for the sum of $1500 from Reverend Dresser who married them, the Lincoln would live in the Greek Revival House for a total of 17 years. Over the years the Lincolns enlarged the house to the size shown. Once Lincoln became President in 1861 they rented out the house to Lucian Tilton of The Great Western Railroad fame.
The restored house does have some of the original furnishing in it today, however most were either given away or sold when the Lincolns moved to Washington.
This house is not as impressive as Jefferson's Monticello retreat or Washington's Plantation on the Potomac but has proven to be a visitors mecca on its own.