Old State Capitol (NRIS 66000331)
Bounded by 5th, 6th, Adams, and Washington Sts.,
Illinois. County/parish: Sangamon.
1 contributing building.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places
October 15, 1966.
Also known as:
- Sangamon County Courthouse
- Old State Capitol State Historic Site
- The Old State Capitol State Historic Site, in Springfield, Illinois, is the fifth capitol building built for the U.S. state of Illinois. It was built in the Greek Revival style in 1837–1840, and served as the state house from 1840 to 1876. It is the site of candidacy announcements by Abraham Lincoln in 1858 and Barack Obama in 2007. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1961, primarily for its association with Lincoln and his political rival Stephen Douglas. (read more...)
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National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/66000331