• Inside the Lincoln Sitting Room

    Lincoln Home

    National Historic Site Illinois

Robinson House

The original Robinson house was built around 1859-60. It was significantly altered in 1863. This house belonged to Henson Robinson, a Springfield businessman and civic leader. He and his wife had five children during the time they lived here.

The beautifully restored home is a two-story, front gabled Greek Revival wood frame structure. There is a full-width front porch with square columns and brackets, and a window bay on the south elevation. The foundation is concrete with a brick veneer. The house belongs to the National Park Service.

Robinson House
Robinson House

Did You Know?

Fido, the Lincoln family pet

Abraham Lincoln and his family owned a pet dog while they lived in Springfield. Fido, a retriever/shepherd mix lived with the Lincoln's until they left for Washington D.C. Fido remained in Springfield with family friends. Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Illinois