Lincoln-Herndon Law Offices

Abraham Lincoln and his law partners rented space in various locations around Springfield, but this is the only building among those which is still standing. It was almost new when Lincoln moved into it in 1843 with his second partner, Stephen T. Logan.

Their office was on the third floor, just above the federal courtroom. In 1844 Lincoln dissolved his partnership with Logan and took William Herndon as a junior partner. Their association continued until Lincoln's death in 1865. Before he left for the White House, Lincoln told Herndon, "If I live I'm coming back sometime, and then we'll go right on practising law as if nothing had ever happened."

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