3D American Civil War in Google Earth

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Abraham Lincoln's Family Home

From Google Warehouse

"Abraham and Mary Lincoln built this house in 1844 shortly after they got married. Originally built as a one story home, The Lincolns enlarged the building to its current state of 2 stories in 1856 to accommodate for their growing family. After winning the Presidential election 1860, the house became a magnet for visitors, parades, and other political festivities. After a farewell reception in 1861, Lincoln sold most of his furniture and rented the home. Since then, the home was designated a National Historic Landmark in December 19, 1960 and got enrolled in the National Register of Historic Places in October 15, 1966. The building has recently gone to through a renovation, restoring the house to its original 1860 condition. The house is open to the public and draws around a million visitors a year. Model by Jin Pak"

See the model in Google Earth

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