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Mary Todd Lincoln house, 1946

Posted on November 6, 2016 | in Uncategorized | by
Home of Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of President Abraham Lincoln, 574 West Main Street in downtown Lexington as seen in March 1946. Originally built between 1803-1806 to serve as an inn, the property became the home of politician and businessman, Robert S. Todd in 1832. Daughter Mary Todd, born in December 1818, resided here until she moved to Springfield, Illinois in 1839 to live with her elder sister. There she met and married Abraham Lincoln, whom she brought to visit this home in the fall of 1847. The Todd family resided here until Mr. ToddÕs death in an 1849 cholera epidemic. The historic home is now operated by the Kentucky Mansions Preservation Foundation, Inc. and was opened to the public on June 9, 1977. The house has the distinction of being the first historic site restored in honor of a First Lady. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

The childhood home of Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of President Abraham Lincoln, at 574 West Main Street in downtown Lexington, as seen in March 1946. Originally built between 1803 and 1806 as an inn, the property became the home of politician and businessman Robert S. Todd in 1832. Mary Todd, born in December 1818, lived there until she moved to Springfield, Il., in 1839 to live with her older sister. There she met and married Abraham Lincoln, whom she brought to visit this home in fall 1847. The Todd family lived there until Robert Todd’s death in an 1849 cholera epidemic. The restored house is now operated by the Kentucky Mansions Preservation Foundation Inc. and was opened to the public on June 9, 1977. The house is the first historic site restored in honor of a first lady. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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