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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 http://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdc for more information about this project.
Rights Management Statementhttp://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdc/conditions.htm
Resource IdentifierLIHO 6667
CONTENTdm file name375715562003_6667.jpg
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