Logan County Courthouse (Then a Private Residence), Original Site, Lincoln, Illinois, circa 1900

Summary

Between 1840 and 1847, Abraham Lincoln tried cases as a traveling lawyer in this courthouse when it was located in Postville (later Lincoln), Illinois. When the Logan County seat moved to Mt. Pulaski, this courthouse was reused as a general store, jail, post office, and private dwelling. Henry Ford purchased it in 1929 and brought it to Greenfield Village.

Between 1840 and 1847, Abraham Lincoln tried cases as a traveling lawyer in this courthouse when it was located in Postville (later Lincoln), Illinois. When the Logan County seat moved to Mt. Pulaski, this courthouse was reused as a general store, jail, post office, and private dwelling. Henry Ford purchased it in 1929 and brought it to Greenfield Village.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

circa 1900

Creators

Unknown

Creator Notes

Original photographer is unidentified.

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

EI.1929.P.188.1150

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Linen (Material)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8.125 in

Width: 10 in

Inscriptions

Back: 10-10-29 | circa 1890 | [Henry Ford Museum photo stamp]

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