The Shutt House
The Shutt House was built prior to 1859, the house was rented to lawyer George Shutt in 1860. This young lawyer was active in politics of the Democratic party, unlike most of Abraham Lincoln's politically active neighbors. Shutt supported Stephen A. Douglas in the presidential Campaign of 1860.
The Shutt house is a wood frame structure with a hip roof and one-story flat-roofed porches on the east, west, and south elevations. The overall style of the house is Greek Revival with some Italianate influences. Architectural details include dentils, wide cornice boards, and brackets.
Did You Know?
Abraham Lincoln is the only president to hold a patent. His patent was for a system of chambers designed to refloat boats that had run aground. He received Patent No. 6469 on May 22, 1849. Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Illinois