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!