Monday, September 3, 2007

Former Union Station, Springfield

click on the image for enlarged view ...

The former Springfield Union Station, renovated in 2006, and serves as the Lincoln Presidential Library Visitor Center.

It is part of the complex of buildings that together form the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The new clock tower was constructed in 2006 to replicate tower removed in 1946 from Springfield Union Station.

Below the statue of Abraham lincoln is inscribed ...
"A Greater Task"
Why should there not be a patient confidence in the ultimate justice of the people? Is there any better or equal hope in the world?
- Abraham Lincoln
[First Inaugural Address - March 4, 1861]

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