City of Springfield, Illinois

James O. Langfelder - Mayor

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Allen Miller

Allen Miller House

511 South 8th Street, Springfield, IL

This home is named for Allen Miller, a contemporary and neighbor of Abraham Lincoln. Mr. Miller was a wealthy local dealer in leather, stoves and tin. Miller, his wife and three children lived in the home from 1855 to 1864. It is believed the home was built around 1850. The simple but comfortable wood framed house was typical for a successful Springfield businessman of that era. This home is now a part of the Lincoln Home National Historic District.