City of Springfield, Illinois

James O. Langfelder - Mayor

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Henson Robinson House

Henson Robinson House

520 South 8th Street, Springfield, IL

Present owner: U. S. Dept. of Interior, National Park Service, Lincoln Home Site

Built 1863-1866, the house was the residence of Henson Robinson, a neighbor of Abraham Lincoln. Robinson was a partner in a Springfield business which sold stoves, furnaces and other tin ware. The business manufactured cups and plates for soldiers during the Civil War.