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Brick, part of north chimney of Lincoln Home
Brick, part of north chimney of Lincoln Home
Resource Typeimage
TitleBrick, part of north chimney of Lincoln Home
Coverage / Year1840 to 1856; Antebellum Springfield, IL
DescriptionPainted chimney brick located May 1986. Stretcher and header on one side painted light chocolate brown with some mortar remnants. Very dirty, some chips. L 8 1/2" x W 4 1/16" x D 2".
InterpretationBrick was part of north chimney that was partially covered up when a new roof was put on the Lincoln Home, possibly in the 1880s. The fireplace and chimney were built in the 1840s when a back parlor/bedroom was added on to the house. When the second floor was added in 1855-56, the chimney went through Mary Lincoln's bedroom. The chimney was probably painted with the house color either in the 1840s or 1856.
Lesson Plans / ThemesAmerican Communities in History; Antebellum Society and the Civil War; How we learn about communities
Learning Standards16 History
Author or CreatorUnknown
SourceNorthwest corner of north chimney, Lincoln Home, Springfield, IL
Subject / KeywordsLincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Antebellum; Masonry; Brick; Construction; House; Housing
Collection PublisherLincoln Home National Historic Site
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See for more information about this project.
Rights Management Statement
Resource IdentifierLIHO 6667
CONTENTdm file name375715562003_6667.jpg
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