The two-story frame Morse House was built around 1855. It was the home of Mr. James Morse and family from 1855-1880. The house was modified several times.
Today, the house is on the grounds of the Lincoln Home National Historic Site and portrays an example of mid-19th Century residential construction in Springfield. The house is currently be restored to its 1860s appearance, including restoring a large front porch and other period elements lost through the years.
Did You Know?
On October 3, 1863 Abraham Lincoln invited his fellow Americans "to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November.... as a day of Thanksgiving....." Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Illinois