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Elijah Iles House: Springfield's History Museum

628 South 7th Street, Springfield, IL 62703

Historic Sites

Learn about early Springfield at the home of one of the city's founding fathers, Elijah Iles.

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Standing as the oldest surviving home in Springfield, the house was home to Springfield's first merchant and a friend and supporter of Abraham Lincoln. Iles served with Lincoln in the Blackhawk War of 1832, and helped Lincoln secure the state capital's move from Vandalia to Springfield.

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