City of Springfield, Illinois

James O. Langfelder - Mayor

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Julia Sprigg House

Julia Sprigg House

507 South 8th Street, Springfield, IL

The home at 507 South Eighth Street is renowned less for its architectural elements than for its association with the Lincoln family. In 1853, the house was purchased by Julia Sprigg, a dear friend of Mary Lincoln. It is known that Mrs. Sprigg's daughter cared for the Lincoln's sons. Mrs. Sprigg lived in the home from 1853 to 1869. It is believed that the home was built in 1851 by John B. Weber. This home is now a part of the Lincoln Home National Historical District.