When the house was built, it had a two-story section facing Eighth Street, and a one-story kitchen wing with a south-facing full length porch off the back. The appearance of the front porch has yet to be determined.
The Miller family moved out in 1864 and sold the house to James Keys, for $3,500. Mr. Keys, in turn, sold the house less than a month later for $3,800.
The National Park Service acquired the house in 1978. Funding has been requested to completely restore the exterior to its 1860s appearance. The interior will be used as office space.
|Series||This marker is part of the Illinois: Lincoln Home National Historic Site series|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 5:48pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 273518 N 4408548|
|Decimal Degrees||39.79676667, -89.64526667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 47.806', W 89° 38.716'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 47' 48.36" N, 89° 38' 42.96" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 401-499 S 8th St, Springfield IL 62701, US|
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