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Looking for Lincoln in Illinois

Looking for Lincoln in Illinois

Historic Houses of Lincoln’s Illinois

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Erika Holst


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114 illustrations

Looking for Lincoln


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About the Book

Winner, ISHS Best of Illinois History Award, 2019

This richly illustrated compendium of twenty-two historic buildings in the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area includes houses, a hotel, and an art center, all of which are open to the public. Each site links today’s visitors with a place Lincoln lived, a home of a Lincoln friend or colleague, or a spot that illuminates Lincoln’s era and legacy in central Illinois. Along with dozens of modern and historical photographs, entries contain explorations of historical connections to Lincoln and detailed information about exceptional features and artifacts. Complete with maps, this showcase of Illinois heritage is a handy guide for day trips, extended tours, or armchair adventures.


Erika Holst, the author of Edwards Place: A Springfield Treasure and Wicked Springfield: Crime, Corruption, and Scandal during the Lincoln Era, is the curator of decorative arts and history at the Illinois State Museum in Springfield, Illinois.