The Globe Tavern was run by Sarah Beck. It was a typical two-story Springfield wood boardinghouse. The Lincoln's occupied a room on the second floor which was only 8x14 feet. Their first child, Robert Todd Lincoln, was delivered at the Globe Tavern on August 1, 1843, and on May 2, 1844, when they moved to a small house on Fourth Street in Springfield, Illinois.
|The Globe Tavern, photo by S.M. Fassett 1865. Note the length of the building showing the Bennett-Spottswood and the Allen additions from 1839.|
|The Globe Tavern in 1886 shows only the Globe Tavern after the Bennett-Spottswood and the Allen additions were demolished.|
|Springfield Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution placed a marker at the site of the Globe Tavern, the first home of Abraham and Mary Lincoln (from November 4, 1842, to May 2, 1844,) and the birthplace of their first child Robert. The marker, located in the 300 Block of East Adams, Springfield, Illinois, was rededicated by the Historic Sites Commission on April 15, 1987.|