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Lincoln Home Site, Stuve Carriage House, Seventh & Edwards Street (rear), Springfield, Sangamon County, IL



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Location
Seventh & Edwards Street (rear), Springfield, IL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS IL-1123-G
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-161).
Building/structure dates: 1952 initial construction
National Register Number: 71000076
Significance: The Stuve Carriage House is located at the rear of the property of which the Stuve House now stands. The Stuve House was constructed in 1869. According to evidence contained in the Sanborn maps, the frame outbuildings which had been constructed on the rear of the property during the nineteenth century were demolished between 1917 and 1952. They were replaced with two rectangular buildings, with their longitudinal axes oriented north-south. The north buildings, on lot 7, was brick, while the structure on lot 8 was cement block. In the years after 1952, a yellow brick veneer was added to the south elevation of the cement block building. These two buildings are now joined together and are called the Stuve Carriage House. Though the structure postdates the Lincoln era, it helps to suggest the carriage houses and barns which were an integral part of the historic scene surrounding the Lincoln home. Since people during the nineteenth century depended on horses for transportation, and often kept cows as well as other animals, the rear portion of nearly every piece of property included a barn to shelter such creatures. Another building found in many backyards was a carriage house to store such conveyances as a buggy, carriage, or sleigh. It is important for the historic site to contain representations of such outbuildings, which were an essential part of life in the Lincoln home neighborhood.

Subjects
Carriage Houses


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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