71. Archeological Investigations Relating to Restoration
of the Charles E. Arnold House, Lincoln Home National Historic Site,
Sangamon County, Springfield, Illinois.
Noble, Vergil E.
In response to preliminary plans for restoration of the Charles E. Arnold House, the Midwest
Archeological Center initiated field investigations within Lincoln Home National Historic Site in the
summer of 1991. The excavation team sought specific information about the original position of the
relocated structure, as well as more general information on associated cultural resources that might be
present on the house lot. We found no unambiguous physical remains that would refine the restored house
siting. Excavations to the east of the standing structure, however, revealed the apparent locations of two
former privies and a barn or similar outbuilding.