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Mt. Pulaski, Illinois

Mt. Pulaski Courtroom

After the county seat moved back to Lincoln, Illinois, this building took on a new life in the community. The second floor courtroom where Abraham Lincoln argued cases eventually served as a library, school, and civic center.

In 1936 the town deeded the building to the state, which began extensive renovation and restoration. As workmen removed the floor on the second story, they discovered the original floor beneath it, so today you will see these old boards as you step into the room.

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