your own Lincoln sites
models can be printed from Web and assembled
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[April 28, 2009]
SPRINGFIELD -- Anyone with a
computer, printer, some scissors and glue can now be the proud owner
of five different Abraham Lincoln sites.
The Illinois Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission's "Build Your
Own Lincoln Sites" project offers HO-scale models of five historic
buildings that can be printed on card stock and assembled for
display. The models may be accessed free of charge at
and each has easy-to-follow assembly instructions that will have you
building history in no time.
The building models offered are the
Old State Capitol and Great Western Railroad Station, Springfield;
the Berry-Lincoln Store at Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site
near Petersburg; Old Main at Knox College in Galesburg; and the
Thomas Lincoln Home at Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site near
Charleston. The buildings range in difficulty and scale, with the
Thomas Lincoln Home measuring 2 1/2 by 6 inches, to the Old State
Capitol model's more monumental 18 by 24 inches.
Five additional Lincoln site scale models will be added by the
end of 2009: Lincoln Tomb and Lincoln Home in Springfield; Vandalia
Statehouse; Beecher Hall at Illinois College in Jacksonville; and
Shastid Cabin in Pittsfield.
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The Lincoln sites models were patterned after the historic building
models that have been available as part of the "Build Your Own Main
Street" section at
www.illinois-history.gov. Illinois Main Street is a program of
the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, and is currently located in
Gov. Pat Quinn's office. The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency
provides design services to the Illinois Main Street program.
Build Your Own Lincoln Sites is a project of the Illinois Abraham
Lincoln Bicentennial Commission and the Old State Capitol
Foundation. The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency provided
project assistance. Michael Goebel-Bain was the artist who designed
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency file received from
Illinois Office of
Communication and Information]