The Lincoln family home in Springfield is, of course, a national historic site. In fact, everything within a block in every direction is part of the historic site. The house has been restored to its 1860 appearance. The underexposed chair and sofa in the parlor belonged to the Lincolns. That parlor is where a delegation from the Republican National Convention asked Lincoln to be the party's candidate for the presidency. I wonder if the Republicans would offer Lincoln the nomination today?
I think I have to decorate my apartment with over-the-top 19th century wallpaper.
Finally, I was happy to see that I had at least one picture of Springfield's most prominent building. Not only is the Hilton the tallest building in Springfield, it's also the tallest building in Illinois outside of Chicago. I feel like I've shortchanged the Hilton by only having it in the background of a couple of photos.