Monday, June 29, 2009

More Springfield

Friday evening, we took a walking tour of downtown Springfield. A lot of the original structures of note during Lincoln's time there are gone, of course; but the guide gave an overview of Lincoln's time in Springfield, did his best to paint a word picture of what it would have looked like at that time and pointed out significant locations. This is the centerpiece, the old state capitol, where Lincoln served as state representative, beautifully restored inside and out.

Doubly historic, President Obama announced his candidacy from those front steps.

Just across the street, this also still stands.

A modern addition.

This last has nothing whatsoever to do with Lincoln, but I took the picture during the walk because I really love that art deco building on the right.

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