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Lincoln Home Site, Miller House, 511 South Eighth Street, Springfield, Sangamon County, IL



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Location
511 South Eighth Street, Springfield, IL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS IL-1123-B
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-161).
Building/structure dates: 1855 initial construction
National Register Number: 71000076
Significance: The Miller House was erected in the mid-1850's. Allen Miller purchased lots 13 and 14 on Eight Street between Edwards and Jackson Streets in 1855. Soon thereafter, he had a home built on Lot 14 for himself and his family. Miller was known in the Springfield community as a prosperous dealer in leather, stoves and tinware. The Millers resided on the property until they sold it in 1864. The Miller and Lincoln families were neighbors during the years Lincoln was emerging as a national leader. The Allen Miller House and grounds were an integral part of the urban environment familiar to the Lincolns. At a later time, the second floor was made into a separate living unit, and another entrance was provided to serve the apartment.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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