Thursday, March 5, 2009

Lincoln Slept Here (064/365)

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“I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.”

Abraham Lincoln (American Lawyer, 16th President of the United States, 1809-1865)

TIME: 12:11 PM
PLACE: Shiloh, IL
SUBJECT: James Scott Home

According to the property listing, this home was owned by James Scott, a friend of Lincoln.  It also claims that Lincoln slept here.  I don't know if that is a true fact, but even if it turns out to be a falsehood, I don't care, I have always liked this house.  Whenever I pass it, I like to imagine who lived there and what life must have been like for them.  (I haven't done any research like I did on the sign in January - it's late!).  It was built before 1900 and sits on 2.66 acres.  The house has 2,540 square feet of living space, with 2 gas fireplaces, 4 bedrooms and 2 baths.  There is a view of the St. Louis Arch from the brick patio.  A gazebo and large barn are also on the property.  What more could I ask for?  For the small sum of $397,000 it could be mine!

7 comments:

Dot O said...

Very regal, very pretty. It's neat that you get to see it all of the time too. Out where I live, $397,000 doesn't get you a whole lot of house, although I still couldn't afford that "small sum" either!!

Robert Hill said...

Neat house..

Evil Twin's Wife said...

Wonderful house. And the price is actually very reasonable for that type of house - out of my league, too.

Oz Girl said...

Ho-hum, definitely out of our league also... but a very beautiful house and it sounds like a great view! (great shot you got there also!)

Oz Girl said...

Oh yeah, forgot to mention... next time I decide to sit out and sun my toes with a margie, I'll send out an invite to all my bloggy friends! ;-)

Sujomi (SuzyHomemaker) said...

Dot O - For the acreage and all, it isn't a bad price. I think it was updated inside recently as well.

Robert - I love older homes!

ETW - We are in a different league as well! ;)

Sujomi (SuzyHomemaker) said...

Oz Girl - The view would be well worth it. I will be anticipating your invite for the drink! ;)