The Globe Tavern, 1886 (photo)

The Globe Tavern, 1886 (photo from 'Abraham Lincoln: Story of a Great Life,' by William H. Herndon and Jesse W. Weik, 1888.

The Globe Tavern, 1886 (photo from ‘Abraham Lincoln: Story of a Great Life,’ by William H. Herndon and Jesse W. Weik, 1888.

The newlywed Abraham and Mary Lincoln rented a room in The Globe Tavern, 315 E. Adams St., from November 1842 until the next fall. Their oldest son Robert was born there. The photo above, from 1886, shows only a portion of the Globe; James T. Hickey established in 1963 that the building would have been significantly larger when the Lincolns lived there; read more in the Winter 1963 edition of the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society (free registration required).  The Globe was demolished in the 1890s.bridge

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