Brick, part of north chimney of Lincoln Home
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Painted chimney brick located May 1986. Stretcher and header on one side painted light chocolate brown with some mortar remnants. Very dirty, some chips. L 8 1/2" x W 4 1/16" x D 2". Brick was part of north chimney that was partially covered up when a new roof was put on the Lincoln Home, possibly in the 1880s. The fireplace and chimney were built in the 1840s when a back parlor/bedroom was added on to the house. When the second floor was added in 1855-56, the chimney went through Mary Lincoln's bedroom. The chimney was probably painted with the house color either in the 1840s or 1856. American Communities in History; Antebellum Society and the Civil War; How we learn about communities 16 History
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University Library|
|Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865|
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