Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices

Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices (HM2J1)

Location: Springfield, IL 62701 Sangamon County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 48.017', W 89° 38.881'

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This portion of the Tinsley Building, a merchant block constructed in 1840-1841, is the only surviving structure in which Abraham Lincoln maintained a law office. Intended originally for commercial use, much of the building was rented for other purposes. A portion of the first floor was occupied by Springfield's Post Office, while attorneys rented third-floor offices. Among them was Lincoln, who had offices here with partners Stephen T. Logan (1843-1844) and William H. Herndon (1844-CA. 1850). Here Lincoln also argued cases before the Federal Courts that met from 1841 to 1855 in a second-floor courtroom.
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HM NumberHM2J1
Series This marker is part of the Illinois: Illinois State Historical Society series
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Year Placed1991
Placed ByIllinois State Historical Society and the Illinois Department of Transportation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 10:50pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 273294 N 4408945
Decimal Degrees39.80028333, -89.64801667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 48.017', W 89° 38.881'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 48' 1.02" N, 89° 38' 52.86" W
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Area Code(s)217
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 209 S 6th St, Springfield IL 62701, US
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