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Lincoln Home Site, Beedle House, Eighth Street between Jackson Street & Capitol Ave, Springfield, Sangamon County, IL



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Location
Eighth Street between Jackson Street & Capitol Ave, Springfield, IL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS IL-1123-H
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-161).
Building/structure dates: 1840 initial construction
National Register Number: 71000076
Significance: TheBeedle House was probably constructed for William Walters in the early 1840's. Walters was the founder of the Illinois State Register, one of two major newspapers active in Springfield during the Lincoln era. The house was owned for many years by William Walters and his wife, Ann Walters. The dwelling served as income property for them; all the residents during the Lincoln era were renters. In 1860, for example, William Beedle, a railroad fireman on the Great Western Railroad, resided in the house. He rented the property from Ann Walters. The architecture of the Beedle House harmonizes with that of other neighborhood buildings from the Lincoln...The Beedle House and grounds compliment the Lincoln Home. They were an integral part of the urban environment in which the Lincolns and their neighbors dwelled.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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