Tuesday, November 5, 2019

The Globe Tavern, where Newlyweds Abraham and Mary Lincoln rented a small apartment from 1842-1844.

The newlyweds Abraham and Mary Lincoln rented a small apartment in The Globe Tavern, 315 E. Adams Street, Springfield, Illinois, paying $4 a week ($105 today) for room and board. The Lincoln's lived here from November 4, 1842, until August of 1844. Their oldest son, Robert Todd Lincoln, was born at the Globe Tavern on August 1, 1843.
The Globe Tavern, photo by S.M. Fassett 1865. Note the length of the building at this time.
The Globe Tavern in 1886 shows only the portion of the Globe Tavern left standing.
The building was significantly larger (see photograph above) when the Lincolns lived there. The Globe was demolished in the 1890s.

Compiled by Neil Gale, Ph.D.

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