Lincoln Depot, The
The marker is located on the south side of Monroe Street between Ninth and Tenth Streets (railroad tracks) in Springfield. It is on State Journal-Register property, west of the Great Western Depot.
The Lincoln Depot, Inc. and The Illinois State Historical Society
From this building on February 11, 1861, Abraham Lincoln departed Springfield, Illinois, to assume the presidency of the United States. After bidding farewell to a number of friends, he delivered a brief, spontaneous and moving farewell address to the crowd, estimated at 1,000, from the rear platform of the train.
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