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Historical Marker:

Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices


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Location:
The marker is mounted on the Lincoln - Herndon Law Offices building on the west side of Sixth Street between Monroe and Adams, facing east, in Springfield.
Latitude:
39.8003
Longitude:
-89.648
Dedication Date:
01/01/1991
Dedication By:
The Illinois State Historical Society and the Illinois Department of Transportation

Marker Description:
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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